Indiana school voucher program...

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    Appears to be a success.
    Parents finally have a choice and are opting out of the government schools so their kids can get a better education.
    Liberal politicians and of course teacher's unions are livid..
    Good!
    It's about time government schools are being given a good dose of good old competition.

    Ind. school voucher program cheered, criticized
     
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    Actually it's a failure.

    Taking money away from public schools and giving it to right wing religious ones....
     
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    its about the kids not the adults....but hey thats some of your vaunted progressive empathy right? :rolleyes:
     
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    Taking money away from public schools is bad for the kids.
     
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    In what way? We already spend more money on public education than every other country in the world except for one, and just about every other first world nation surpasses us in education quality, with far less money, so clearly the status quo is not working. It's far past time we try something different.

    How about everyone reserve judgment on this program for about the next five years and then see what the state of Indiana's education system is like.
     
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    I'm not religous, but what if the kids are getting better educations in those right wing religous schools as opposed to the public schools?

    So, what you are saying is that you are not pro-choice?
     
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    How can public schools learn from private ones?


    Private ones can kick out any student they want to.

    Public schools have to teach whoever walks in the door.
     
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    So it started in practice a couple of weeks ago and is a success?

    Premature exspeculation?


    No one should get more in voucher dollars than they paid in in property taxes. Any thing else is capitalistic socialism.
     
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    So what excactly are these vouchers doing? Taking money from children for their education is wrong. Where did you go to school? Was it a public or private school. As far as for me i went to a public school and some of the best memories i have are from my school. Why are they trying to do this......
     
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    Private industry needs more tax dollars to grow their profits and the economy.
    If a private industry spends the tax dollars technically the economy grows, if a govt entity spends it not so much technical economic growth is realized.
     

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