By: Jeremy Mulvihill
on October 19, 2018
In every city in our country you do not have a choice in the public elementary school your kid goes to. You live in a city and in that city, you are forced to send your kid to the school assigned to you. You can’t choose the best rated school in that city you have no choice. Now some cities allow inter district transfer and you could request a transfer but the decision is out of your control. Who knows what the criteria is. But you have absolutely no cross-city transfer. Schools don’t have to compete for students based on quality. Thus, the staff get complacent and are not as efficient at educating because there is no consequence quality ultimately suffers. Then you add on top of that a tenured teacher that can’t be fired. You wonder why is quality suffering? People complain that schools are not producing the results required for an advanced society. They then complain we need to pay everyone more. The U.S. spends more money on education and has lower quality.