The OP made a good list, but there are a few points that need to be addressed.
3. Public schooling teachers your children to perpetuate society's bad manners. They're taught that swearing, fighting and being a jerk is cool.
They're not properly taught by overworked and underpaid teachers how to be polite, or how to care about other people.
I am not sure if schools officially teach that 'being a jerk is cool'. I think they learn it from the behaviour of the other kids, and female
children's reaction to 'jerks'. Bullies are not punished, but victims of bullying are blamed a lot. Especially if they are male children. Boys
simply do not have the right to complain.
But teaching how to be polite? That's teaching how to lie. That's teaching how to 'formulate behaviour' instead of expressing your finest self
Being polite is a form of fraud, it's a form of lying, it's a form of disrespecting other people. The best way to respect others is to give them
HONESTY and TRUTH.
'Manners' are not something that a human being has naturally. It's learned behaviour, or programming. Are we robots, or are we free to express our
own individuality? You just said in your list that students' individuality is not taken into account in teaching, but everyone is taught with the
same mold in mind. Now you are suddenly reversing your thought, and WANTING people to be of the same mold - and that mold is called 'politeness'.
So which is it, do you want people to be individuals, or do you want them programmed the same?
You can't have it both ways. Either you are for individualistic, honest expression, or you are for programming people with the same mold. Politeness
represents the latter.
4. Those children who do poorly in public school will never get proper help for it. They will be told to work harder without being taught
This part shows that you are not really going deep enough into the problem. Your statement implies that it's good to learn what they teach in
schools, and that people need HELP to become moronic corporate slaves and automatons and herd-animals.
You do not realize that schools don't exist to help people become the best human beings they can be, to help them free themselves from artificial
chains and to give them the basic knowledge, wisdom and understanding of the world and the Universe to really be able to express their finest self to
Schools exist to make bright, intelligent, creative, joyful children into dull, predictable, formulaic, robotic, automatons and slaves for
corporations. They exist to make human being into a 'person', a dead entity that exists only on paper. They exist to brainwash people into fearing
their fellow man and to trusting the corporations and governments, and to wash all their right values away, and implant bad and wrong values.
It's not MANNERS that should even worry anyone - it's the VALUES.
You fail to mention any of this in your post - and that worries me.
6. Public schooling leaves your children with very little time for play, which is NECESSARY for the growth and true education of younger children.
So if it wasn't NECESSARY for 'true education' (what the heck is THAT? That's like saying "true brainwashing"!), you wouldn't have a problem
with children not having time to play?
How about older children? How about adults? Isn't play important for adults?
I think your values are a bit out of whack, if you have to base this argument about "play" on something like 'true education', and if are only
concerned about 'younger children' (younger than who? How old is "younger" exactly?).
Play is important in itself. It's important for ALL humans, of ALL ages. Heck, it's even important for animals, even adult animals! Human beings are
so much more than animals (though you wouldn't immediately realize it, if Earth humans was the only species you knew, that's how animalistic they
have become), and thus play is way more important for human beings than animals.
I would say 'play' is at the very essence, the very core of what makes us human! And free time is important for everyone, especially for questioning
the 'authorities' that try to take it away, and who implement psychological language, like 'shaming language' to do it. "You are not a man if you
don't work", etc.
But no one ever says "You are not a human if you don't play", although this is much more true.
You have a relatively good list, and you are on the right track, and much of what you say is true, but some of your post is disappointing to me.
8. Public schools and their teacher unions make it impossible to fire a bad teacher. Yes, as close to impossible as one can get.
This is not as problematic as not being able to hire good teachers. I mean, if you could hire good teachers, why would any school ever hire a bad one?
If most teachers are bad, however..