now that is something the liberals ignore in their tax tax tax spend spend spend dogma.
if you don't drop out of HS
if you don't do drugs and if you don't spawn children before you get out of school or before you are married your chance of being poor is less than one in twenty
NONE OF THOSE THREE THINGS ARE DEPENDENT On government spending more tax dollars
Thus, when you siphon off the best students from the public school system you do end up creating an environment that's less conducive to learning in the other kids.
AdamT - I have one thing to say about this and don't take it wrong. But never rely on the state to educate your kids. Fill your kids with a thirst for knowledge; buy them books, take them to the library, take them to museums, make them watch movies that are thought provoking.
Understand the limits of public schools...
If this is indeed so, then do you believe that highly performing students have some sort of duty to purposely expose themselves to a less than ideal environment in order to help other students?
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)