While your point, Kevin, is a "logical" one, this has nothing to do with a "subaltern" or "periphery" historical perspective, nor "western" for that matter. I'm simply asking for any evidence, numerical, statistical, and/or anecdotal, if it be wholesome, to tell me that public schools in America manage "to nurture the vast majority of young people, many of whom go on to be hugely successful."
Really, this is a whole bunch of beating around the bush. Shaun.. your last comment was redundant. You're still not saying anything. What's not to get about what I'm asking?