You are 100% right about motivation. I am well pleased with the education my children and relatives received in public schools.. Their success speaks for itself and for the availability of learning--- if the individual wants it.
Nothing short of divine intervention can help those determined to be criminals and addicts, regardless of the schools or teachers..
<quoted text>With all due respect, funding has little to do with schooling. Look at NYC schools where it costs $18,000 per child to educate a public school kid, and they have some of the worst results in the nation. Where, their Catholic school counterparts ‘charge’$5,000 per child with much better results. This is because; you cannot put a price on motivation. If you want to be a failure, public schooling has a seat for your child. If you want to be successful, public schooling also has a seat for your child. Unfortunately, children that want to work hard are often ostracized for being high achievers.