From time to time, I post examples of where you (or the kids) can learn for free just as much (and at your own pace & schedule) as you can learn in public so-called school, all without the extra lessons in how to be a better leach & criminal. Sit. Watch. Listen.
Academics + (math, science, finance, etc) -- http://www.khanacademy.org/
Crash Course (subjects you'd normally sleep through) -- http://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse/videos
Periodic Table Videos (atoms, elements) -- http://www.youtube.com/user/periodicvideos/videos
Poetry & Prose (classic stories) -- http://www.ccprose.com/booklist
Next time local bureaucraps want to raise taxes or issue another school bond, fo' de chil'ren, tell 'em go jump in a shark tank.
A web connection gets you all the school the kids need and some school for you, too.
What's your lame excuse for failure, now?
P.S. I've checked all of these links. So far, none of them have asked for any demographic or financial info as a condition of their functioning. They have not even asked how I voted or whether or not I believe in man-made global warming.