For the record: I am a Republican, a public school teacher, and a union member. While I am the first to say that the system is broken, I do not believe private companies can do a better job working within the broken system. Check this out: Mixed reviews for Delaware Valley High School It's a lengthy article, but an interesting read. It highlights many of the same issues and problems that public schools face with students who are basically "uneducable". It also shows that nepotism and political influence infiltrate all aspects of the system, both public and private. Comments?