Parents who are involved enough to move their kids to a private school will be the biggest factor in ensuring their success. But there are many parents who won't care enough or be involved enough to do that. Eventually the public schools will be left with only the students whose parents are passing on to them the attitudes that lead to failure. Then you will truly see just how bad it can get in the public schools. You better come up with a plan to deal with that looming disaster. The transferred kids will be fine, but do we just throw away the rest of them? Letting parents choose the school will only help part of the students, and when those students are gone from the public schools OUCH!