Those who would argue that equal education should not be a public responsibility are in error. It should be the public responsibility to promote the public good, equal education is for the public good. Imagine a scenario where education isn't equal, then you have a segment of the population not performing in the most efficient and productive manner. Increasing education increases productivity which obviously is in the public interest.
I believe that ensuring that everyone gets a fair chance to an equal education should be priority in our nation, I believe that everyone should have a fair shot in life and that begins with getting a proper education, so while one district may provide a excellent experience and another a very poor experience it's unfair and it should be equalized so both provide quality experiences.
Students who attend public schools in Iowa get a vastly different experience than those in Louisiana. In regards to public services, the phrase "you get what you pay for" is perfectly relevant. Public schools should have the same standards nationwide because high school dropout rates vary from state to state. Kids from Iowa and other northern states are more well-educated than those in southern states because the tax bases are completely different. Taxpayers should pay for public education, the only problem is that there are different standards across the 50 states.
For every year a girl stays in school, her income can increase by 10 to 20% which can help a lot in a household. Also, when girls are educated, healthy, safe from violence, and empowered, they pull themselves along with their children and their communities out of poverty. On average, a girl with 7 years of education will marry 4 years later and have healthier and fewer kids. Lastly girls with secondary education are less likely to marry young and therefore, they can learn how to take care of their children.
This would create better workers, more opportunities, and a better economy. It would secure the future of kids, and get ghetto kids out the ghetto. It would make them into well rounded people, ready for the workforce. There is absolutely no excuse for unequal education. It's backwards, and has no place in society.
The public oversight of equal education is too large of a task in the United States. I believe that it is the parents responsibility to compare education between charter school options, homeschooling options, and the public education options. It is the governments job to make sure that the public education model is competitive with other educational models.