Did public education fail you?

I attended an inner city ghetto school in detroit. My math teachers did not know what a quadratic function was, even though it was in the curriculum. can someone please explain why public schools are locally controlled when they should be controlled by the federal government in Washington d.c. also why do they... show more I attended an inner city ghetto school in detroit.

My math teachers did not know what a quadratic function was, even though it was in the curriculum.

can someone please explain why public schools are locally controlled when they should be controlled by the federal government in Washington d.c.

also why do they try to integrate the mentally and physically challenged in regular classes, shouldn't they be put in completely different schools to isolate them from normal kids?
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