Public Schools vs Public Parks

I enjoy reading jkOnTheRun and I like how he sees the disconnect between school spending and park spending in his "I love Houston but..." Unfortunately, no amount of money will fix public schools: teachers have no incentives to compete (do a better job of teaching), testing only proves test taking ability and, worst of all, parents aren't engaged in their children's education.

So, I'd say: get rid of public schools and hopefully, the parents will become more concerned.