I think that school is what you make of it. I attended school in Hawaii and was accepted to several prestigious universities on academic scholarship
. Currently my son is in a gifted and talented program and has scored in the superior range for National Assessment tests. Yes, teachers ALL OVER THE COUNTRY need to continue with CEU's and other training in order to provide the best learning experiences for our children. I am not denying that. But I also believe that it is the parents' responsibility, as well, to make sure that their children are recieving that quality education, and also acting as adjunct teaching staff at home, to continue the learning process.
My husband is from Texas and I have been there often. There are some schools
there, and children, that desperately need to be saved. I believe that every school, just like every hospital, has their own horror stories. It is unfair to make generalizations and blanket statements about the state as a whole.