Let's let the parents decide which public school their children can attend. Let the schools compete for the public monies, based on the merits of the individual districts. Let the cirricula and textbook listings be published, public knowledge. Let the credentials and experience, as well as salaries and benefits, of all of the teachers and administrators be ranked. Let the student:teacher ratios be set forth in public discussion. Let the children's performance, both on standardized tests, as well as regular school work, be public knowledge, in aggregate. Let the grading methodoligies be public knowledge. Let the students decide the best place for their children to attend, and then let any reasonable transportation costs be reimbursed to the parents. As for the schools that get emptied, shut them down. Tear down the buildings. Let the teachers and administrators compete for jobs at the remaining schools on a free-market basis. No need for vouchers. No need for tax increases. No need for gimmicky "magnet" schools. Just good, solid, competition.