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In Defense of School Vouchers

Of course you need to remove the space after "http" to follow the link. I put the space in there because without it Topix does not actually post the thread, I think.  (Aug 5, 2012 | post #2)

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In Defense of School Vouchers

http ://tiny.cc/xf23fw  (Aug 5, 2012 | post #1)

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A defense of school vouchers

Can anyone see this thread?  (Jun 29, 2012 | post #2)

School Vouchers

short web page

http://bit.ly/OkCh nx What faults do you see in that page? Do you know of a better argument for school vouchers in the form of a short web page?  (Jun 12, 2012 | post #1)

School Vouchers

Political, legal fights over school vouchers' fate

When the question is government-run public schools or a poorly implemented system that only covers those students currently enrolled in the public schools (CEPS), I favor the poorly implemented voucher system. Any voucher system is better than what we have now. The first step does not have to be an ideal voucher system. It can be a steppingstone that moves us closer to an ideal voucher system. Even a CEPS voucher system will improve competition and innovation, and that will improve private schools. So families in private schools will benefit even without getting a voucherAgreedThe private sector is more efficient, so students will get more per dollar spentWhat do you mean? All government education money should go to vouchers.  (Apr 20, 2012 | post #29)

School Vouchers

Political, legal fights over school vouchers' fate

Those schemes are wrong. Students who have previously opted out of public schools should get vouchers. We should have what you call a "true" voucher systemThe issue you bring up is not a deal-breaker for moving to a voucher system. It's not an argument against a voucher system. It's something to take into account when deciding how to implement a voucher system. You could raise taxes, or you could reduce the amount that the government spends per student, or the value of the voucher could depend on family income. No matter what you prefer, a voucher system will work better than the current system.  (Apr 19, 2012 | post #26)

School Vouchers

Political, legal fights over school vouchers' fate

With a voucher system, parents choose the school. They choose one with or without music and art. Or maybe a school gives them the choice of whether or not their student takes music and art.  (Apr 19, 2012 | post #23)

School Vouchers

Political, legal fights over school vouchers' fate

The food stamp program is a voucher system.  (Apr 19, 2012 | post #22)

School Vouchers

Political, legal fights over school vouchers' fate

We could had regulation to prohibit religious schools from taking vouchers.  (Apr 19, 2012 | post #21)

School Vouchers

Political, legal fights over school vouchers' fate

We could have an income phase out for voucher eligibility. Or, with high income people starting to get vouchers, they can afford higher taxes to pay for the vouchers. You imply that $40M is going to break the bank. That depends on the state budget. Instead, you should look at the cost on a per student basis. We should not discriminate against those who have opted out of the public school system.  (Apr 19, 2012 | post #20)

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