First, everyone receives an education. On average, those outside the public schools score better on standardized tests. However politicians ONLY offer to fund a child’s education within the Public School System. While government chooses to not fund the 10% of children that are educated outside their control. It is fundamentally wrong to fund education for only 90% of children.
Outside the public school, parents and teen aged students can visit all the schools and investigate each school's mission statement, religious environment, teacher quality and character, past results, question other students and their families and then ultimately choose the school that best fits that family. Homeschool and Homeschool/ private school co-ops among others are options as well.
The huge cost that parents and students must bear to receive funding is the loss of control of all those factors to government. Quite simply, government funding means almost total government control.
It is fundamentally wrong to condition a government benefit of a tax payer funded education on the relinquishment of the right of parents to direct their child’s education.
The Public School System is Unconstitutional