Current View: "But if you are concerned about your children, teach them to read. Do it yourself, or in concert with other parents, but do not entrust them to either the public or most private schools. The teaching profession is dominated by professors of education, few -- if any -- of whom ever taught small children to read."
Make sure to read the article that Jerry links too as well.
Can the schools be fixed? It sure looks like they don't want it to be fixed and that is where the real problem lies.