Competition for public-school students sparks disputes across Kentucky
With school finances getting tighter all across Kentucky, disputes have erupted between county and independent school districts in several locations recently over agreements that allow students to attend schools across district lines.
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#1 May 5, 2013
I cannot understand how a child's best interest can be decided by political and school officials. Not all children are equal. The same applies to all school systems.
Freedom to choose where our children attend school should be a personal, not political decision. If a parent is willing to pay tuition and provide transportation to the school of choice, I don't think anyone has a right to stop them.
We are allowing the mighty $$ determine our children's futures and this is not the way it should be.
I don't like paying school taxes knowing that children are attending an out of district school, paying no taxes, tuition, etc. It should be priority that any child who wishes to attend a school out of their district must pay reasonable tuition, and provide transportation or be taxed the same as others who live in that school's district.(I pay 2 school taxes because of the location I choose to live...city school and county school)
Just as there are differences in our children and their educational needs, there are differences in schools...some schools have teachers and officials employeed who should never have an opportunity to teach or be involved with children. They do not love their job and love watching children learn. Then, there are schools who employee teachers and officials who treat the children as if they were their own, loving to watch them absorb, like a sponge, anything that is presented to them to learn and experience. Those teachers are the ones who our children never forget.
Actually, for the good of our kids, there should have never have been a reason for closing our schools in the small communities. We didn't seem to have problems with financing as we do now. Of course, we didn't have million dollar facilities and have to put our kids on a bus at 6:45 a.m. either! Bigger is not always the best!
Just my thoughts.....
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