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    Rick Scott’s bold education plan draws bevy of critics

    Rick Scott’s bold education plan draws bevy of critics - Yahoo! News

    The idea has previously won backing from the late Nobel-laureate economist Milton Friedman and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as a way to foster competition among schools and give parents more choice in their children's education. But there is one major hitch: The Florida Supreme Court has ruled private-school vouchers unconstitutional, concluding that they endanger the free public school system. And, it turns out, many in the education world agree, and not even only those connected to the teachers union (though for the record, a Florida teachers union spokesman called it a "terrible idea.").
    The details of the plan are still unclear, but the proposed voucher would most likely be for $5,500, the average state per-pupil contribution to public school students. The state would deposit that sum into each individual child's "education savings account" (theoretically every Florida child would have one) instead of into school districts' coffers. (The state currently doles out vouchers for some low-income and disabled students, a program that has not been challenged in court.)
    "I don't think the idea of draining the treasury of public education is practical. There's a place for public schools, they do great work in the community," private Catholic-school principal Rick Pucci told a Tampa news station. "This plan may rob public schools of the things they need. I'm not in favor of it."
    The right wing's attack on education and academia continues. I simply don't understand why right wingers are so opposed to standardized education. It's one thing to create non-accredited schools and pretending they are like Harvard. It's another to screw up education as a whole. There are more educated people in America today than ever in the history of this country. Why screw up a good thing?
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    Re: Rick Scott’s bold education plan draws bevy of critics

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The right wing's attack on education and academia continues. I simply don't understand why right wingers are so opposed to standardized education.
    It's not that they're opposed to standardized education, they're opposed to crappy education:

    Established in 1999, his program was the nation's first statewide voucher system, allowing students in public schools with chronically low test scores to switch to private schools.
    I simply don't understand why left wingers are so opposed to providing educational opportuties to children stuck in these dismal institutions.

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    Re: Rick Scott’s bold education plan draws bevy of critics

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    The right wing's attack on education and academia continues. I simply don't understand why right wingers are so opposed to standardized education. It's one thing to create non-accredited schools and pretending they are like Harvard. It's another to screw up education as a whole. There are more educated people in America today than ever in the history of this country. Why screw up a good thing?
    rick scott is a ****ing crook.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Rick Scott’s bold education plan draws bevy of critics

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    It's not that they're opposed to standardized education, they're opposed to crappy education
    First you have to prove that the education being provided is bad.

    I simply don't understand why left wingers are so opposed to providing educational opportuties to children stuck in these dismal institutions.
    What a ****ty non-sequitur. A student having a low score does not mean the institution itself is bad.
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    Re: Rick Scott’s bold education plan draws bevy of critics

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    First you have to prove that the education being provided is bad.



    What a ****ty non-sequitur. A student having a low score does not mean the institution itself is bad.
    How do those kids compare to Chinese kids? Not very well.

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    Re: Rick Scott’s bold education plan draws bevy of critics

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    First you have to prove that the education being provided is bad.



    What a ****ty non-sequitur. A student having a low score does not mean the institution itself is bad.
    Have you listened to the teachers at these schools? I had better diction and command of English when I was 5.

    And when no one around you has a parent (singular) who gives a rip about education, it makes it tough for a kid to get anything out of it.

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    Re: Rick Scott’s bold education plan draws bevy of critics

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    First you have to prove that the education being provided is bad.
    No, I don't need to prove that. The point was that the proponents of vouchers support them because they believe it will improve education.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What a ****ty non-sequitur. A student having a low score does not mean the institution itself is bad.
    Hahaha... yes Hatuey, let's get back to discussing how right wingers are trying to "screw up education as a whole" with vouchers.

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    Re: Rick Scott’s bold education plan draws bevy of critics

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    The right wing's attack on education and academia continues. I simply don't understand why right wingers are so opposed to standardized education. It's one thing to create non-accredited schools and pretending they are like Harvard. It's another to screw up education as a whole. There are more educated people in America today than ever in the history of this country. Why screw up a good thing?
    The quality of education has declined precipitously in America. People can have degrees and be totally ignorant. Those folks don't do well in life unless they become union members or leftist activists.

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    Re: Rick Scott’s bold education plan draws bevy of critics

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    rick scott is a ****ing crook.
    As if this has anything to do with the proposed education vouchers.
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    Re: Rick Scott’s bold education plan draws bevy of critics

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    The quality of education has declined precipitously in America. People can have degrees and be totally ignorant. Those folks don't do well in life unless they become union members or leftist activists.
    2 out of 3 ain't bad....altho I wouldn't say "totally" ignorant for statement 2.

    BTW, ignorance is just lack of knowledge. We all start out ignorant, grow and learn and become less ignorant, hopefully.
    The more we learn, the less ignorant we are.
    But if the knowledge gained is distorted, biased, or outright lies, we don't reduce our ignorance, we add to it.
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