We spend $10,000 per student per year in public schools, twice 1980, which at $500Billion is more than the cost of Defense, yet student performance remains flat.
Private sector schools are back on the agenda, but it seems not because corporate schools are better, but that they introduce the vigor of competition.
When staff and teachers feel threatened when enrollment drops in favor of a nearby commercial school, student performance in the public school shows improvement.
Complacency seems endemic. It’s difficult to know what to try next.