The major reason I came away from my education with a bad taste in my mouth is because of the labyrinth that our government has created in employing people for our schools. When a teacher is needed, it is an easy problem to fix, but to get rid of an unqualified or onerous teacher literally would take more than an act from Congress. I ended up being a student of these horrible teachers, and there was nothing I could do about it.
On the other side of things, I have seen the environment of charter schools and private schools. The way they run their schools encourage better students and teachers all around.
Our public schools system has become a parasite that has taken over its host. It is producing less-than-mediocre students. Our only solution to this problem is privatization of education through tax credits for private schools and through charter schools.