“I am curious why you think public schools are failing compared to private schools? “

I didn’t say that; you did.

There are a lot of reasons for public school underperformance; much of it has to do with “learning styles”. Kids have a lot of them and they’re different. You can’t teach a kinetic child the same way you teach an auditory child. Some kids do better at schools which go 11 months a year rather than 9. Some kids require longer days with more breaks than other kids; homeschoolers generally “work” about 3–4 hours a day to complete the same work, indicating to you how much time in schools is spent on noneducational activities. Some kids manage distraction easily, others completely go off task when faced with it.

Public schools for decades have put out a product designed to meet the learning abilities of students in the bulk of that bell shaped curve. But, we’re becoming more and more diverse as a nation; and there’s reams of research data that shows that learning styles are culturally associated. Hence a large part of the problem, right there.

My belief is that if these same ridiculous restrictions were placed upon teachers of private charter schools that they would perform as poorly as public schools.

Well, I am right there with you, but it’s not just “restrictions”, but the methodology of instruction. You may be aware that our schools were designed like factory assembly lines, and had as their purpose the education of children for factory work. Those roots still exist in many ways, and it’s not condusive to good education in a technology era.

It would also stand to reason that if we removed harmful policies like Common Core and No Child Left Behind that public school outcomes would actually improve and the incentives towards charter schools would diminish greatly.

Possibly. You’re alluding to the importance of local control, which I quite agree with. We are a diverse society spread out over a massive geography; it stands to reason that one-size-fits-all does not function well.

The only difference at that point would be that charter schools would be just like public schools except teachers would be paid far less and wealthy shareholders and Republican campaign donors of these schools would be enriched on the backs of taxpayers like myself.

Well, it’s GENERALLY the conservatives which support local control. The Democrats have more often supported federal control of the schools.

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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