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To: Aquinasfan
thanks for this thread aquinasfan; To me, americans are very foolish not to overwhelmingly require a voucher system. Every single child should have his education funded by the state taxpayers and they should all be funded equally. But the school that educates that child should be selected by the parent, not the state. The state should also not intervene into the school's functioning to dictate the curriculum or anything of that sort. This is not only necessary to restore quality to our education system, but to ensure simple civil rights.

Some people say that if we did that then muslim wahabis will have schools or that wickans or devil worshipers would have schools. The american born mainstream education professionals will do a lot more damage to america in their schools than these other small groups will do in their schools.

With vouchers we will fund a large variety of schools. There will be some that will be absolutely excellent. Those schools will be increasing their enrollment wildly as time goes on. They will also influence the other schools to follow their lead. With vouchers we can completely revolutionize the school systems and realize great improvements over time. With the current system where we give taxpayer money to these types of people highlighted on this thread we are just destroying ourselves.
83 posted on 09/26/2002 9:56:32 AM PDT by Red Jones
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To: Red Jones
To me, americans are very foolish not to overwhelmingly require a voucher system.

It's the only possible way to get out of this. You identify the only weakness below:

Some people say that if we did that then muslim wahabis will have schools or that wickans or devil worshipers would have schools. The american born mainstream education professionals will do a lot more damage to america in their schools than these other small groups will do in their schools.

I don't see how a KKK, satanic or Wahabi school could be allowed. Then again, where do you draw the line and on what basis? I don't see a big demand for KKK or satanic schools, but Wahabbi schools are a possibility. One tentative theory that I've come up with is prohibiting vouchers to schools that advocate the overthrow of the government or the establishment of a federal religion.

102 posted on 09/26/2002 12:31:11 PM PDT by Aquinasfan
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