You are right - I do not have a solution.
I am but one man. My primary goal is to insure that my own children have a quality education. I am more inclined to move into a community that provides that and do my part to HOLD IT UP, than I am to insert my kids into a situation that is in violation of my standards and then work hard to convince the other equal adults that they need to work with me to do the same.
SELF-INTEREST. What is wrong with this? This is human nature.
To work with this reality it is important to have a "SCHOOL CULTURE" - a set of standards that all who are involved can agree with. The more these standards are able to be written down, communicated to all and then enforced for everyone's benefit - the better the end results for all will be.
The culture of a school matters a lot, the study found. Schools where teachers are committed to their school and say they look forward to coming to work only lose about 10 percent of their instructors in a given year, according to the study.
The behavior of students in the classroom is a very important factor in teachers leaving, particularly at high schools, the study found. Teachers are also more likely to stay in places where they feel they can influence school decisions, the study says, and healthy relationships with parents are another key factor in reducing turnover.
There is no need for a STUDY to see the obvious. I don't hang out in public schools on a daily basis but I am able to go on various service projects or speaking engagements within them to quickly assess the problem. I also get a picture from several friends who are educators as to what is going on.
I said previously - "More instructional time is confiscated from Black students due to DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS once the teacher closes the door to the classroom than from any other funding or political issue that those who call themselves Educational Activists can point to otherwise".
No LAW is going to produce "QUALITY" education. In fact it is even foolish to put such a qualifier in front of the term.
No amount of government funding is going to produce QUALITY EDUCATION. I am more interested in seeing who will profit as they endlessly pursue quality.
Instead QUALITY EDUCATION is the result of a series of processes, all working in alignment to produce a certain end.
Too often we have been allowing people to look at other school systems and covet their MONEY.
It is all too clear that there is a need to understand the processes, choose which are applicable to the home school district in question, reject those which don't fit - and be content that the school community has done everything necessary to produce the outcomes based on the bucket of policies that they have chosen to implement.