I'm probably a week late in responding - but vouchers will undermine our public schools but "no child left behind" works well and if "they" don't like it them they can fare for themselves
Add a few commas in there:).
I'm not sure if you're saying if no child left behind is good or bad. No Child Left Behind has a few good points, but has many other points that need addressing before it is a good law. It does seem like just another attempt by big government to control local schools ( many of the conservative politicians in my state don't like it). I could elaborate and write a novel on some of the aspects of it, but basically it does set up many schools to fail, without addressing the real issues. I prefer to call it No Child's behind left. My state almost pulled out of it, but couldn't do without the federal funds in the lowest funded state in the nation.
And yes, vouchers do undermine public schools too.
I'm a month+ late in response but... vouchers will undermine our schools but will they undermine it as badly as the costs of "alternative methods"? My suspicion is that it would be cheaper to let the people that want an alternative to get a refund on their taxes than to try and have our public schools pay for the "Great Experiment".?
Certainly NCLB is short of an absolute answer but as Mr. Bush stated in the debate "45%" more is a noble effort. How much does it require to cover everyone? I don't think I want to pay for that.