Volume 6 - Whats Wrong With Our Schools - from the Milton Friedman Free to Choose videos. http://www.freetochoose.tv/
The discussion in the last half of the video was very heated on all sides, even Milton himself. My guess is that the discussions all over the world about education are similarly heated. And I would venture that they are so heated because all those having the discussion are too close to the problem.
Science has been looking at issues, problems, etc. while keeping out the emotions and biases as much as possible for a couple of centuries and have changed the world with the scientific method. Why not spend the money to apply the scientific method to the problem of having the best education system where every child gets the best opportunities and results possible for each individual child?
Hmm...Maybe I should have started with "take a deep breath and take a step back."