Would that teachers could follow the parochial school rules -- screen applicants, remove permanently those that don't toe the line, not have to comply with standards. People are willing to work there for lesser salaries for a reason. It is easier. That is not a knock on the teachers there -- they made a choice and most are happy with it.<quoted text>
The average government school per child is $12K-$15K (higher in NJ)- OK. There is no ignorance there - that is a fact.
Private and parochial schools in the greater Philly area rate at $5k-$8k - and provide a better education. Yes - I said it.
I am not going after teachers more than I am going after the waste of the union and the bloated administration which is just that. No **** about the inner city - everybody has the chance with the voucher to pick their school. Now this is not a lunch ticket to free ride - students will need to perform. OK. No ignorance.
I do have friends that are teachers - both in private and government schools, so this is a good debate. The government schools require all this certification - which is why one of my friends jumped through hoops to go from a private school to a government school.
Sir - teachers (and government employees) are like anything else in the economy. They should be subjected to normal business cycles - which yes includes competition.
I will debate any point. Start with the $12k (bottom # per student - might be higher in SV district) and tell me why competition would not work say if I took someone in that district and allowed for them to pick a school of their choice. I would bet you that a parent would find a school for about half to three-quarters of tuition. You sound like a teacher and someone who is not open to competition LOL.
Scores for the same economic groups are not better statewide in parochial schools than in the public schools in the same areas. Cyber/charter school scores are in some instances better but not so in the areas when the charters prevent them from ditching special ed and behavior problems. The state has tried the privatization route twice -- in Chester-Upland and in Philly -- both times with catastrophic results. The public section of Philly schools actually outperformed the pricatized part even after the private company was allowed to routinely transfer their most problematic students to the public side.