Even though public school for us is not reaching higher standards we should be proud that it is able to handle or accomodate most of our school age population even newly immigrants to get them to at least learn the basics in reading writing and arithmetic. These are fundamentals that need to be covered. Most countries in the world cannot say the same. Beyond that we have societal pressures inside public schools that robs our children of further education. As long as the fundamentals are covered then I say we keep the system while each of us try to make a difference to higher standards.