- Dyed All Hues
- Los Angeles, CA
- United States
Thinker and Experimenter,
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Should schools become competitive by removing residence boundaries in American schools?
Education needs more diversity. The government isn't doing much about K-12 education, so we hope the schools are. In some countries, the teaching profession is highly respectable. In America, schools have been compared by some with baby-sitting and teachers are the "baby-sitters".
Where your area code resides in America is very important for parents because that determines what types of public schools your children will attend. If you are able to live in an area with a higher cost of living, then most likely the public school system in your area is well funded. If you live in an area with high poverty, then pray the teachers in your public school system are great teachers.
By removing these residence boundaries for the public school systems in America, then education would become more competitive. Competition seems effective for bringing about new ideas, where there lacks self-motivation.
Update 10/17/2013: This video, ABC 20/20 Special: Stupid Americans 2003, makes me worried about education and made me consider open enrollment, though it is dated I still think American education could improve.