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Give Parents a Choice!
Fox Business Report ^ | April 12, 2012 | Gerri Willis

Posted on 04/13/2012 9:40:00 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2

One of the most contentious issues in public education in this country, in addition to teachers unions, is school vouchers.

But to me, it's pretty straight forward. Vouchers help parents pay for private schools - giving their kids more opportunity, and in some cases, a safer choice - without putting their retirement on the line, and going broke in the process.

And I’m not alone in that thinking. Nineteen states and Washington D.C. have a voucher system or similar program, according to the Wall Street Journal

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: choice; education; parents; publicschools; vouchers
The more choice we have in educating our children, the better. We should continue to expand education vouchers, as long as we do in a way that minimizes government involvement.
1 posted on 04/13/2012 9:40:10 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2
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To: Eccl 10:2


He that pays the piper calls the tune, and that goes DOUBLE for any government “education” program.

The “public school”, including the “charter school”, is BY FAR, the largest, most expensive, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program in the country.

The “public school”, including the “charter school”, is better understood as the “government school collective”.

It is silly to imagine that you can fix the public schools, because the very concept itself is communist.

Any child that comes out of the government school collective with their moral compass and common sense intact does so in spite of the government school indoctrination, not because of it.

If you want to win the culture war, have lots of children (see my tagline) and homeschool them or form your own school cooperative with your church or synagogue and like-minded friends and relatives.

Nobody loves your children more than you do.

Nobody can teach your children like you can.

Your children would love nothing better than to be taught by you, if you start doing so before they are corrupted by the government school collective.

It is hypocritical for you to submit your children to an authority with whom you fundamentally disagree. And your children will know it.

If you have children, make whatever sacrifices you must to get them out of the public schools.


Especially not with your own children.

2 posted on 04/13/2012 9:45:45 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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Obama administration wants to require even private schools to push his anti-family agenda. My first child is graduating from private Catholic school this year, but her peers are highly secularized. I am homeschooling the youngest four.

3 posted on 04/13/2012 10:01:15 AM PDT by Elvina (BHO is doubleplus ungood.)
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To: Eccl 10:2

This should have nothing to do with “failing schools” or even vouchers. This is about FREEDOM. We all pay local taxes for educating children whether we have children or not, so we all do have a stake in fixing this fundamental problem in America. Parents should have the ultimate authority and responsibility for choosing where their child(ren) go to school and how those dollars are spent specifically - be it homeschooling or a specific public or private/religious school. All the money follows the child to whatever place the parent chooses. Let everyone compete for that child’s money. If you want to keep lousy teachers and let unions have power over performance, fine - we’ll see how many parents choose your school. We have to get schools back to learning institutions rather than Marxist Indoctrination centers. If I had a young child now, I wouldn’t wait for the system to be fixed - I would be homeschooling all the way.

4 posted on 04/13/2012 10:02:03 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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Vouchers help parents pay for private schools

I have a question. I'm assuming that this voucher money comes from taxes. Now, suppose that the private school is run by radical islamists, indoctrinating US muslim children. What would stop them from doing so? After all, they would say, you allow Catholic schools, why not muslim schools?

So would the voucher program end up funding radical private schools with US taxpayer dollars? I realize that this wouldn't be very common, but what would stop it?

5 posted on 04/13/2012 10:41:11 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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