Could School Vouchers and Educational...

Could School Vouchers and Educational Choice Become National Norm?

There are 23 comments on the findingDulcinea story from May 13, 2009, titled Could School Vouchers and Educational Choice Become National Norm?. In it, findingDulcinea reports that:

A Georgia state senator wants to offer school vouchers to all students; in doing so, he has entered the larger national debate on choice in education.

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“Alius bardus latin laudo”

Since: Nov 08

Jackson St Forest, CA

#22 Nov 18, 2010
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Get real thinks that private schools are better because they have higher rates of graduation and college attendance. Gee, ya think selective admissions have anything to do with that? What do you think happens to kids who flunk out of private school? The ones with behavior issues? Special needs? If I could select who gets into my classroom, and remove those who don't cut it, even I would look like a great teacher.
Your data on the average cost of private education are similarly flawed, as well as being at least a decade old.
Isn't it easy to be right when you cherry pick data and ignore inconvenient facts?
When demographically similar kids take the same test, the public school students outperform the privates.
So the question still is, why would you ask taxpayers to subsidize an education that is no better in quality, and deprives taxpayers of the oversight we deserve? This is the opposite of government transparency.
Oh, what happens to kids that flunk out of public schools? Do they graduate? Nope.

Do kids flunk out of public schools because of learning disabilities? Yup.

Why should kids that want to work hard be held back by kids that don't want to work hard? When my kids teacher has a child that needs to move a grade ahead she can advance the child without transitioning them to another class. Show me a public school school that can give that type of education for less than $3500 a year.
Snow white

UK

#23 Jan 23, 2011
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So Bill, tell me what the United States looks like after your plan is implemented. I'm picturing a severely segmented society, in which the wealthy can afford to send their kids to great schools, the middle class get okay schools, and the poor are permanently trapped in the education equivalent of public housing and public health. The rich get richer and there is no opportunity to escape the class into which one was born. Corporations would make out like bandits, since they'd no longer bear any of the burden they now share for funding education, and would be guaranteed a steady supply of low-cost labor.
It's positively Dickensian, up until the disenfranchised masses rise up in rebellion. No thanks. We all have a personal self-interest in seeing that other people's children get a great education. Paying for it is the cost of living in a civilized society.
Great letter by accident and not by design you are describbing life in the United Kingdom under this government of rich multi millionaire clueless bunch of ex private school boys.You stick to your guns and rise like lions from the morning dew we are many they are few.SOLIDARITY.

Since: Feb 07

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#24 Jan 23, 2011
The NEA has run public education ashore.
They must recognize that if the students are a priority, vouchers are the only way to establish credibitity.

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