It's really funny to me when people say "our failing public schools." Why is it that I have two daughters with two completely different personalities THRIVING in the public school system? Why? Because I MAKE THEM do their work and pay attention in class. That's my job as a parent, and if my children can succeed, so can yours.
Do you really think that making schools "private" will change anything except that YOU WILL NOW HAVE TO PAY. "Greedy teachers" is laughable. I can't think of one who went into for the money. Consider what babysitters make, then add up what teachers make. 180 (days a year) x $25 a day per kid (what I pay for my toddlers) x about 25 kids per classroom, though now they're being packed in like sardines. That equals $112,500. Pretty sweet deal the public is getting for babysitters, right, when the average pay for teachers is $50,000? Never mind their Master's Degree and the fact that they have to do a lot more than keep kids breathing for the day. Never mind that they have to continue to pay for education to maintain certification. What "guilt" are you referring to? They are simply dedicated to children and learning. I see them nights and weekends at the school next to my house. Yeah, they're getting lots of overtime pay for that. Get a clue.