Why is anyone defending the factory worker preparation model of traditional public education? If the Boeing aircraft company had 30% plus of its planes fall out of the sky and another 30% not making the distance they were supposed to fly would paying their workers more correct that? Boeing knows it is their company culture based on the commitment of all involved that ensures the successful flight of all their planes so all their passengers get to where they need to go. So why not PED? Because its commitment is to lifelong educators and its megalithic bureaucracies employment with little concern with where the children need to go.