I'm not a misanthrope like Harold, so yeah, I'm not advocating that we toss them out on the street or whatever. But the current system is A) hurting everybody else B) failing those kids. Conventional schools just don't have the resources to deal with all the "bad" (of every variety) student. Some of these kids would have been in asylums not so long ago, and we're trying to get them to take standardized tests. It's lunacy.
I don't know where the solution lies there. The "alternative school" approach gets them out of gen-pop, but basically condemns them to a second-class education.
This is such horseshit. This is 2015. Almost literally (and I mean almost literally, not almost figuratively) any question can be answered in 5 minutes on the internet. If a kid wants to learn there is nothing to stop him/her from walking into a fucking library and learning it. The idea that you need asshole overpaid union teacher fuckwits who don't know the information themselves to teach kids is laughable.
When 99% of everything taught in school is available for free on wikipedia your profession is done. Teachers need to transition to something else. We don't need buggy whip makers anymore, either.