But they do not.
Furthermore the voucher based systems in the *socialist* European countries kick the tail out of EVERY American school bar none.
The biggest irony of all your statements is "Seriously. Stop letting social wedge issues divide us" right after you use a social wedge issue to try to divide us.
The government is already involved in education enough. Hell, we spend $1.2 TRILLION a year on education in the United States, double the military budget. What more do you want?