Actually I personally would have been a lot happier if the NRA had encouraged people to pull their kids out of public schools rather than pimping a big government solution yesterday.
Those were my thoughts too.
Very much agree. A mass exodus of students from public schools will cut their per-pupil funding. Public schools will never have an incentive to improve until they have to compete for education dollars against private schools and homeschooling.
Public schooling passed the point of diminishing returns about fifty years ago, wherein every additional dollar of investment causes more harm than good. The only way to improve public education is to cut funding 100% and force them to compete with other educational options (at the parents' discretion).