"What is not stated is there is no chose in the current system but to preform exactly as dictated by bureaucrats who have ether never been in a class room or haven't been in one in decades. Activities are dictated to the minute, word by word."
I don't know what it's like in Texas, and I appreciate your defense of teachers, but this is still not true in many places. Some schools by canned curricula and programming; others do not. I don't know which way the balance lies, but even my friends who teach in NYC (Regents! Race to the Top!) and in upstate NY don't complain of scripted activities.
"Most teachers who have an option are opting to teach in private institutions/schools, most others are counting the days till retirement."
Maybe in Texas. I know plenty of working public school teachers who expect to stay in the system. Some--well, many--are frustrated by some of the nonsense; many are just fine.
"Here is the performance of students in Texas- Highest preforming group- home schooled. Next Private/Religious schools, and bringing up the bottom, public education. A good number of my sister in law's students are from dysfunctional home environments or illegal aliens,(not the kid's fault, but consider the problem of trying to teach fifth graders who don't know a word of English). Schools across the country are being gutted by policies imposed upon them by faceless agencies who are not answerable to anyone. We have elected school boards and independent school districts, when did we cede power to Austin and Washington?"
We also have stupid school board members who simply trust superintendents and don't think or push those supers to have actual vision for the future. My district is losing something like 20% of our teachers next year. I know--and agree--that there had to be cuts. The problem is, no one on high is looking at what the cuts mean to the shape of the school. They're pretending to, but it's all by-the-numbers BS.
"why's it still called education? its INDOCTRINATION. is even Hedges that slow to get it?"
I don't know, but you're slow (well, not at all) to explain what you mean by indoctrination and how exactly schools are doing it. Squawk squawk squawk is all I get from you.