from "Advocates of privatized education want to end public schools," by Bob Braun, Newark Star Ledger 7/11/2011:
"We think public schools should go away,’’ says Teri Adams, the head of the Independence Hall Tea Party and a leading advocate — both in New Jersey and Pennsylvania — of passage of school voucher bills. The tea party operates in those two states and Delaware.
They should "go away," she says, because "they are hurting our children.’’
"Our ultimate goal is to shut down public schools and have private schools only, eventually returning responsibility for payment to parents and private charities. It’s going to happen piecemeal and not overnight. It took us years to get into this mess and it’s going to take years to get out of it."
That's an extreme statement to make. Something to keep in mind if you like the idea of public schools.