#24 - Right because it's the teachers that failed and not the administration who weren't doing their job. If the teachers are bad then get rid of them. It may be difficult but not impossible. Everyone wants to hold only the teachers accountable and not the administrations and parents who are deciding, who runs the schools, what curriculum is taught and what disciplinary actions can be used.
Just as with every other job, if the person performing the tasks are not up to the challenge then get rid of them and stop hiding behind some entity because you don't want to do your job. The increasing costs of education are not normally due to teacher's salaries but on administration and regulation costs.
In most cases it is the teacher who gets beaten over the head because little Johnny can't read, regardless if Johnny was able to sleep the night before, had breakfast, comes from a broken home, or has mental issues. These factors are never taken into consideration when the masses see testing results. Based on Sniper's statements in many cases all kids are exactly the same and everyone has the same educational opportunities. Unfortunately, it just ain't so.