Each year, the US spends more than $ 550 billion on K-12 public schools, more than 4% of the nation's gross domestic product.
On the 2007 National Assessement of Educational Progress test, 33% of 4th grade students scored "below basic" in reading, 29% of 8th graders scored "below basic" in math.
The US Department of Education's National Assessement of Adult Literacy found that 14% of American adults scored "below basic" in literacy.
The poor performance in America's schools also imposes greater costs such as higher social welfare payments imposed on our communities. Overall, the systematic failure of our public schools threatens our nation's future prosperity and security.
Poorly educated adults are less likely to make a positive contribution to society and are more likely to be dependent on government services.
The calls for all homeschool parents to get teaching credentials, to test the homeschool students, to make it illegal, and other such things, are all in vain seeing all the good results the homeschool families provide.
The failing of public school system filled with drugs, bad socialization, sex, homosexual agendas, disrespect for authority, and the list goes on, makes us ask:
Should public schools be illegal?