"Displeased with" is an understatement! If you accept the notion that there is something inherently wrong with top-down government education ("education by edict") then you are invalidating the basic framework within which this whole discussion (indeed virtually all reform efforts) is couched.
I raised two girls to adulthood. For the most part they went to government run schools, except for my middle daughter (i also have a three-year-old now) who spent about 5 years in a private school I helped to found. In all the years these girls went to the government school, I never received a single solicitation from the schools asking how they were doing, or whether there was any programs that could be improved upon. Contrast this with the market place, where you, the customer, is besieged by such questions. A striking contrast.
When you work with your kids, how do you assess whether you've succeeded? What is your benchmark, your yardstick? And who participates in making this assessment? Just curious.