Commentary: McCain right, Obama wrong on school vouchers

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    By Roland S. Martin
    CNN Contributor

    more ... Commentary: McCain right, Obama wrong on school vouchers - CNN.com
     
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    The point?
     
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    I'm against school vouchers because of religious schools. I don't want my tax dollars going to mosques or fundamentalist Churches trying to pawn themselves off as learning institutions.
     
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    Most religious private institutions are much better than a lot of inner city public schools.

    I agree with vouchers for two reasons, both of which are stated in the article given:

    1. They give kids a chance to get a better education NOW.
    2. They force public schools to shape up and take education seriously.
     
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    Vouchers basically let the parent pick the school, right? If so, then how are inner city kids going to get to better schools if they can't afford transportation? Do we expect buses to run all over the place to pick up kids? I just don't see how this is possible since there will still be the same number of kids in crappy schools and nice ones. And the teachers seem to disagree with it, while the politicians are for it. The teachers likely have a better perspective, IMO.
     
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    The teachers in inner city schools do, yes.

    Why? Because they don't want to lose their jobs for being horrible teachers.
     
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    I have a question for you jsanders.

    How many inner city classroom teachers have you observed?
     
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    I am for them, because I am for people have choice in their lives. They pay taxes, let the decide where to spend them, and on what schools.
     
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    A handful, when I worked with the Teach for America program.

    Do I think all inner city teachers are bad? Heck no. Do I think all rural areas have great teachers? Heck no. I think public education needs an entire reform, but it's not an issue the President has anything to do with. It's a state issue, and should remain as such.
     

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