From Anthony Welsh and I like his comment; We need to end school districts and have a Federal Public School system with no private options like Finland. The underfunding of certain districts coupled with certain regions teaching computer engineering while others teach that Jesus signed the Constitution creates a barrier to both opportunity and communication in our nation. By ensuring all school districts were properly financed and had a single curriculum (curricula can be flexible based upon a child’s needs, talents and interests) we would ensure quality education for all children (and adults). What Finland discovered was that rich people will not allow their children to have a lesser education. The most strident parents ensured the best elements of education were included. In other words, education got better, not worse or diluted.