Please give up the idea that collectivist government schooling can be “fixed”. How is it possible to fix a system of schooling that is fundamentally corrupt today and has been corrupt since its inception in the mid-1800s to early 1900s?
From the very first day the first compulsory, collectivist, government owned and run school opened in these United States children have learned to be comfortable with collectivism, socialism, government compulsion, and collectivist ownership and management of their lives.
As for our earliest modern government schools, they offered the children a generic and lukewarm Protestantism ( greatly influenced by the Unitarian philosophy of the northeast). What does Christ do with the lukewarm? He spits them out of His mouth!
By my grandmother's day( born 1894) and my father's day ( born 1913) locally managed schools were utterly secular in their worldview with a sprinkle of scripture and prayer to start the day. There was a **HUGE** deference between their educations and that of my mother and me in our Catholic schools.
Even if collectivist school districts were the size of a suburban housing division, children would still learn that government has guns to force others to pay for a school service their parents want for free. The curriculum would still be secular or, at best, generically religious. The children would still learn to be comfortable with collectivist socialism and collectivist people's committees running and owning their very lives and even deaths.
Solution: Government schooling must be shut down, the buildings razed, the foundations dug up, and the ground salted.
Solution: If vouchers, tax credits, and charters can help build the private infrastructure to move to complete privatization that then I support these measures. ...BUT...Ultimately we must move to a completely **private** system of K-12 schooling with parents and/or private voucher foundation paying for it. Conservatives must work to see that every child in this nation ( even in the world) has access to a private **conservative**, Judeo-Christian based education.
I agree with you, but the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. Let’s start by abolishing the Dept of Education and returning control to the states. We can move on from there.