Do you believe that public K-12 school is "coddling, hand-holding, everyone wins shit"? Conservatives always talk about the trickle down, how a rising tide lifts all boats, etc. This is always in terms of economic output, but why don't we apply it to education? Education at any level should be an entitlement. We have such a vast untapped resource in this world of deprived minds. "But who will dig ditches, clean the streets and serve us our McDonalds?" you might ask - this question is already being answered ominously by the rise of automation.