Some of Khan’s videos are a little odd (the son of a friend of mine has been doing Khan academy stuff in an alt school since 2013 in Vermont) but generally they’re pretty good.
Online ed is the way to go. There’s also a lot of fantastic youtubers that provide excellent education and kids are self-educating even now.
[of course a lot of youtube is crap but they also find the good stuff, and there are at least a _few_ responsible adults providing entertainment while being aware of their audience and try to be honest and educational as well]
I _don’t_ think full privatization is the answer *unless* there’s full transparency and oversight.
But, given enough safeguards, it can work – but only if the safeguards are in place to prevent fraud [as you currently see in charter schools]
Done wrong, full privatization will be worse than public schools. I can say that without a moment or a drop of hesitation.
But done right, and only if it’s done right, it can be marvelous.