It's also my money that is used for welfare, disability, and so forth, but I don't have a choice in that!It's my money and if I had kids, why shouldn't I be able to send them to a different school? So what if it's religious? It's still my money.
I think people should quit bashing public education and bash the parents of the children that are failing. Parents have no responsibilities anymore.
Also, I hope that for one year that all these failing, low income students attend some of these religious, private upscale schools. I hope that they accept them all (remember as a public school you are forced to accept every student, no matter what the circumstances), and then are evaluated for how well they perform.