01/10/2011 02:34 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Problem With Schools

There's never enough money for education.

If you don't believe me, look at your tax bill (on second thought... don't).

It seems to me one reason school districts struggle financially is we continually add programs (by we, I mean schools, parents, students, teachers, states, and politicians).

But no one ever wants to cut programs.

As adults, we seem to have a tendency to hold on to the things schools provided us when we were students.

How does this help today's kids?

Or today's taxpayers?

When did schools become big government?

If it's so important that public schools retain local control, why do we all do the same things?

Shouldn't each school look completely different based upon the needs of their community?