I laugh at the suggestion that America's public education system is broken. The majority of suburban schools offer terrific educational opportunities for students. It's the URBAN schools that are a mess primarily because of the student body and un-supportive parents. There's also the factor that many, many urban schools are in places run by Democrats. My two sons went to suburban public schools for K-8 grades where, I believe, they had many opportunities and some terrific teachers. We chose a private high school for both of them because we felt that they would receive the best opportunity to prepare them for university studies. I wanted what I believe to be the best for my children. I'm sure a lot of parents do, too. People should decide for themselves what's "best" for their kids, themselves, etc. Some pie-in-the-sky wishful thinking might suit some people well. I'm a little more practical.