Some schools are better than others. Actually, scratch that, some teachers are better than others.
Also, don’t forget: Some STUDENTS are better than others.
A kid can thrive or fail in any given school situation as can teachers and administrators alike.
That being said, school sucks. Always did. Always will. I have dreams of better schools and I’m banking on the generations themselves doing something as they take what they’ve learned having been raised on the Internet and bring it forward into their future careers as teachers, administrators, politicians.