I agree with Thomas Hamilton. Until that time comes, I am paying out of pocket for said decent education apart from liberal indoctrination. That's how important it is.
Can't afford it? Decide what is important in your life and prioritize your spending around that. That's why the parents at our school drive cars with rust on them. Will it really matter that my kids never got to go to Disney World when they are well adjusted, independent, productive, contributing members to society? No.