Homeschooling might seem to be a solution for you but it is not a practical solution. Where would that leave single parents who have to make ends meet and MUST work. For those parents who are together and one partner is working for a proper salary that might be an option for some but for the vast majority it is not.
Any solution must be in the best interest of the vast majority. Home schooling at best has flaws too.
I have homeschooling listed as part of my solution to repairing the education system in America.. which is my answer for how I would revamp/revitalize the teaching profession..
though it's hard to tell through my back and forth with Shikamaru, I actually agree that homeschooling is a wonderful and viable alternative to school in it's current form. I don't see homeschooling as revitalizing teaching..
which is question asked in this thread. Homeschooling is a viable alternative to the formal classroom. It's actually the natural alternative. Ideally we would teach our own kids rather than send them off to be educated by strangers.. but Ideals and Ideals.. and the modern world demands skills and training that may be beyond the skillsets of very many parents. And being that Parenting has no academic requirement, society cannot realistically depend solely on parents to educate the young.
And as far as single parents go, you can chalk the not being able to homeschool
as just another one of the challenges of being a single parent. If it's true that single parents can't homeschool, that fact is no reason why the option should not be on the table for full families. Single parenthood is not somekind of genetic disposition, it's a social condition.. and we should not use our social systems to make single-parent homes equal to two-parent homes.. the natural disadvantage should function as a culture deterrent to behaviors that result in fewer options for yourself and your children.
But, let me ask you...
What is your answer to the question?