Veyron wrote:The schools are both better and worse than the rest of the country. Because of the charter school movement + open enrollment - work and effort = your kids go to an awsome school, being a lazy parent = your kids get screwed. You have to do a lot of research, you can't just take whatever school district you may happen to end up in.
This is probably the most accurate way to put it. There are good and bad charter/private schools and good and bad public schools. Do your research. The state takes its pro-charter philosophy to mean they don't have to care about the public schools because people have "options." As someone who works in a title 1 (poor) district, I could go on and on about what damage this is doing to the community, but I think I'll stop short on that one. We were also recently ranked 51st in education spending (behind Puerto Rico).
But I'll stop ranting now. At least this helps me solidify my desire to go to law school instead of staying trapped inside of a dying system that is in desperate need of a complete overhaul.