I have a problem with the criteria used to label a school as "failing" in my state, Oklahoma. The legislature is taking away funds left and right, leading to 4 day school weeks, huge class sizes,services being cut, rapid teacher turnover, over 500 emergency certifications being given out last year to just put a body in front of a classroom, etc. Then when test scores don't go up, or don't go up enough, schools are labeled as "failing". Vouchers have become a talking point, but of course they won't do anything to help the kids who MOST need a quality education, just those who could come closer to paying private school tuition on their own. It is disgusting. Oh, and of course, charter/private schools don't have to provide special education services, or for that matter, accept every child who enrolls.