Vouchers,tax credits,charter schools,distance learning. All simply rearrange the deck chairs on the sinking ship of federally controlled government education.
Homeschool using a 'carefully ' chosen curriculum would seem to be the best option. Next best , a private school that takes no federal funding, if you can find one.
“My children were in the public system in Texas as well one of the exemplary districts. I spent summers filling in the gaps of their education things like knowing states and capitals, as they were never made to memorize them. Both of my kids were bored to tears but I know that many parents were perfectly happy in the system.”
Doesn’t sound very exemplary to me. I teach history and that’s one of the things that I teach... I draw a blank map and I get the kids to label each state with the name and the shorthand (WY, ND, etc).
We go over all the M’s and all the I’s.
School choice does allow parents to choose a private school that doesn’t accept government funding as well as homeschooling. The point is that real school choice means giving us our tax money back so we can use it to choose.