I seriously question why a failing school should receive Federal funding. The competition for students is what would stimulate upgrading standards.
Without vouchers, the schools with the largest student bodies would receive a like percentage of local property taxes, and operate inside those perimeters. Believe me, it would not be long before ALL the public schools would improve their curriculum AMD their methods of teaching just to stay viable. The tax payer would be in a better position to determine both.
I would like to see the Federal government completely OUT of the school funding business, and control of public schools completely within local domain. It worked for a few hundred years. Why wouldn’t it work today?
Too many things broken to see what needs to be fixed.
The school issue has turned into the stereotypical, “Hi, I’m here from the government and I’m here to help”.