Just throwing more money at schools won’t help.
The ROOT CAUSE of the issue is that people don’t educate their kids at home and send them off to elementary school expecting that an underpaid 20something year old teacher with a class of 30+ kids is going to have time to teach their kid to read and write at grade level.
I am a first gen American and going through school here was shocking and appalling. I entered 1st grade reading at 6th grade level thanks to my awesome parents and the value they placed on education. Most kids in my class had barely been exposed to the ABCs. I don’t think my 1st grade teacher deserves the blame for everyone else’s shortcomings.
If you expect all of your child’s education to come at school, you are setting them up to fail. Simple as that.