The Public Education System is what allowed America to prosper for over 100 years.
To suggest otherwise indicates your ignorance.
If we had only private schools 100 years ago, the children of the farmers, the laborers, would never have been educated, and you would personally be worse off for it. And so would America.
but that's way over the head of dumb libertarians, whose motive is selfishness, not the common weal, as our forefathers would say.
Today's American is like you, selfish and caring only for the individual..
In 1989 the budget for the federal Department of Education was $22.8 billion. By 2008 it was $68.6 billion. Even adjusting for inflation, federal education spending almost doubled. So more federal money was flowing from Washington into education; much more, of course, was spent by local governments, the traditional funders of schools. If the money had been used well, we might have expected federal spending to actually go down. Public schools need to go. They are a waste of tax money. Let the privet school do what they do best.