Before they force kids to sit for even longer in failed schools, they need to fix the problem!
No school vouchers = no competition
monopoly = strong teachers union
teaching political correctness instead of a real education = failed schools
D.C. and Chicago have 50% - 75% drop out rates, but they spend almost twice the national average per student! California has the highest paid teachers and the 2nd WORST test scores!!
More money or time in school is not what is needed! COMPETITION between schools is what is needed. Teacher pay and job stability based on merit, not on longevity is what is needed. Get rid of the teacher's union! Get the Fed Gov't out of the classroom!!
Read: "Against School" which was written by an NYC Teacher of the Year
It will break your heart to read how our system is robbing our children of an education that would actually improve their lives... our children are being used as pawns to increase the power of politicians and unions.
Then, watch: How To Brainwash A Nation
Yuri Bezmenov is an ex-KGB agent that gave interviews/lectures in the 1980's where he described in detail how Marxism/Leninism was being disseminated in U.S. public schools through a process called "Ideological Subversion". It describes to a tee what has happened to America over the last 40 - 50 years.
Also, read the American Thinker article: From Russia With No Love
It is an excellent article about the 4 stages of Ideological Subversion. You will recognize all of the tactics... they are being used against us every day.
From Russia With No Love: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/08/from_russia_with_no_love.html