Five Tulsa-area districts firm in opposing vouchers

Jan 10, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Tulsa World

Five Tulsa-area school districts remain firm in their decisions not to adhere to a new law directing public school districts to pay for private school tuition for special education students.

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#1 Jan 11, 2011
The state should cut funds to these districts until they obey the law, or the law is overturned.
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#2 Jan 11, 2011
I agree completely. What a terrible example to the kids that the school districts would only obey the laws that they like.

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#3 Jan 11, 2011
The schools are right to adhere to Constitution and refuse to pay state funds to private schools under stated conditions.

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#4 Jan 11, 2011
NEVER EVER GIVE IN. This is nothing more than the start of an end run around giving vouchers to religious schools.

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#5 Jan 11, 2011
WMCOL wrote:
The schools are right to adhere to Constitution and refuse to pay state funds to private schools under stated conditions.
Really Obama did just that in DC.......to a program that was working very well, and then put his kids in private school.

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#6 Jan 11, 2011
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NEVER EVER GIVE IN. This is nothing more than the start of an end run around giving vouchers to religious schools.
yep, heaven forbid,(excuse the pun) that we give money to religious schools........I mean they only produce better test scores, higher graduation rates and better overall grade averages.......who would want more of that?

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#7 Jan 11, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>yep, heaven forbid,(excuse the pun) that we give money to religious schools........I mean they only produce better test scores, higher graduation rates and better overall grade averages.......who would want more of that?
No absolutely not. Are you an idiot? You can't give vouchers to just one religion under the constitution. If you give them to Christians then you have to give them to Muslims. Is that what you want? Sharia law being taught with taxpayer money? You have to give them to all the Scientologist schools that will spring up, all the Satanists, all the Moonies, all the Wiccans. Surely you are not that stupid.

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#8 Jan 12, 2011
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No absolutely not. Are you an idiot? You can't give vouchers to just one religion under the constitution. If you give them to Christians then you have to give them to Muslims. Is that what you want? Sharia law being taught with taxpayer money? You have to give them to all the Scientologist schools that will spring up, all the Satanists, all the Moonies, all the Wiccans. Surely you are not that stupid.
Oh My Dusty, you digress..........remember whether it is home school or private schools the curiculum has to be approved or the credits will not transfer, nor count for graduation. Please try to keep up. I don't think Shiriah law falls in the approved catagory.

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#9 Jan 12, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Oh My Dusty, you digress..........remember whether it is home school or private schools the curiculum has to be approved or the credits will not transfer, nor count for graduation. Please try to keep up. I don't think Shiriah law falls in the approved catagory.
That's utter nonsense. So you're saying "Bible Study" would be approved under the voucher system you propose? Not in my lifetime.

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#10 Jan 12, 2011
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That's utter nonsense. So you're saying "Bible Study" would be approved under the voucher system you propose? Not in my lifetime.
really, study of the bible is now in many state schools, taught just like darwinism........surly you approve of darwinism.......proving liberals came from apes.

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#11 Jan 12, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>really, study of the bible is now in many state schools, taught just like darwinism........surly you approve of darwinism.......proving liberals came from apes.
Ok we're done here. when you start acting stupid we're done every time.

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#12 Jan 12, 2011
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Ok we're done here. when you start acting stupid we're done every time.
you can run but you can't hide, remember you pawned your mo-ped.

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#13 Jan 12, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>you can run but you can't hide, remember you pawned your mo-ped.
Whatever bubba. Nice pig. Family or just dating?

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#14 Jan 12, 2011
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Whatever bubba. Nice pig. Family or just dating?
Getting ready for a BBQ..........Celebrate those 730 newly elected republicans.

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#15 Jan 12, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Getting ready for a BBQ..........Celebrate those 730 newly elected republicans.
Well at least it'll give you something to do.

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#16 Jan 13, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
The state should cut funds to these districts until they obey the law, or the law is overturned.
I disagree with taxpayer-funded private schools, whether religious or secular. However, the law is the law.
Unfortunately, until this one hits the Supreme Court, and can be overturned on Constitutional grounds, the districts in question better have deep pockets to pay a bunch of attorneys. Is this a better use of taxpayer dollars, or would you prefer that money to fund education?

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#17 Jan 13, 2011
Oh crap, meant to reply to Dusty.
My bad.

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#18 Jan 13, 2011
shovelhead72 wrote:
<quoted text>I disagree with taxpayer-funded private schools, whether religious or secular. However, the law is the law.
Unfortunately, until this one hits the Supreme Court, and can be overturned on Constitutional grounds, the districts in question better have deep pockets to pay a bunch of attorneys. Is this a better use of taxpayer dollars, or would you prefer that money to fund education?
What I would prefer is that mentally challenged kids not get more money spent on them than is spent on the future leaders of our country.

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#19 Jan 13, 2011
DustyOutlaw wrote:
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What I would prefer is that mentally challenged kids not get more money spent on them than is spent on the future leaders of our country.
Well, for one thing, I'm guessing neither of us has any mentally challenged kids, and for another, I happen to agreee with you.
BUT:
Let's face it: the 'future leaders of our country' aren't attending public schools.
Still, the guarantee of a free public education for every child keeps me employed...

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#20 Jan 13, 2011
DustyOutlaw wrote:
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No absolutely not. Are you an idiot? You can't give vouchers to just one religion under the constitution. If you give them to Christians then you have to give them to Muslims. Is that what you want? Sharia law being taught with taxpayer money? You have to give them to all the Scientologist schools that will spring up, all the Satanists, all the Moonies, all the Wiccans. Surely you are not that stupid.
A religious school that does not teach religion is not gonna happen. Another thing, all of those religious and other private schools discriminate against students they don't want. They can cherry pick who they accept but pubic schools have to take all comers.

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