Thanks Pops. The problem is our politicians don't work with pragmatism. Sure, we would always have pubic schools for kids that need more specialized attention. But they would be much smaller schools. They wouldn't have football fields, countless school busses, a gymnasiums and so forth. Classes would be too small to use them.<quoted text>Rather spot on XXX.
I am cynical tho about saving the tax payer $4000. That money will be consumed somehow. I remember when River front stadium was built & Hamilton County vehicle owners paid a higher license plate fee to pay off the bonds at which time the fee was to go away. Guess what, it happened to become time for a 'typical' increase in license plate fees of (drum roll here) exactly the amount of the 'temporary' increase.
I would be accepting of a portion of the so called "saving" to make certain that home schools are monitored & or inspected/evaluated to maintain standards. Details also need to be worked out how many kids,ages, curriculum, square feet, meal times & menu, play/recreation etc. I am plainly agreeable to the concept in general.
You wouldn't have to worry about teacher strikes or a dozen or so administrators all making six-digit figures. The benefit of all this would be that parents who always wanted to home school but couldn't because of financial reasons would be able to do so because they would now have a replacement income.
I think it would catch like wildfire.