What Fingorfin said. The school system is not capable of teaching only the children of irresponsible parents. And as far as there being bad teachers--yes, they should be treated the same way anyone on any other job is treated, and believe it or not, especially in a non-union state like where I live and work, that is happening more often than the general public seems to think. Question for you, Darth Fierce: What exactly is a teacher, even a bad teacher, going to teach a child regarding sex that a responsible parent would object to so strongly? If one of us were to teach something along the lines of, "It's OK to have sex when you're twelve," we'd be fired on the spot, tenure or no tenure.