You could select names randomly from a phone book, hire those people as teachers and administrators without any training and no benefits or retirement program, end up with a very high turnover accordingly, and probably end up with a better school than some of the ones we’re currently forced by law to fund. Chances are, they wouldn’t all be indoctrinated leftist/authoritarians such as we have now, but then it would depend on the city. Certainly, some of the teachers I had were far below average in intelligence and functionality. Plus they hated kids. The random, first generation immigrant farmer or mill worker from that area would have exceeded their educational abilities, at least for a while until they got bored from not being able to pursue their main interests. If all they did was nothing, we’d have done better in my high school, as we wouldn’t have had anyone impeding us in the classroom. We could have read some books, looked into things using the library, brought in people from the community to speak about their specialties, discussed things amongst ourselves, and actually ended up understanding something along the way without getting a bad taste for the “education” process or being treated like pieces of shit for being curious and having independent minds.