Do you the resent that special needs kids are being educated in public schools on the dime of the tax payer?
What are you speaking of when referring to "alternatives to public and private schools"?
Lacking the smack.
Thank you for confirming what many of us in opposition to privatization already knew. Private schools will be created for the profit of entrepreneurs who will weed out kids who are difficult to educate, for which they can then claim to be more successful than public school. In the mean time we allow the judgement of people with profit incentive alone, to decide who those kids are and relegate them to second class citizens with no hope for a better life.Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
Private enterprise can quickly realize how much time and effort should be spent on each kid and to what end. When they find underachievers, they'll teach those kids menial labor, they won't waste time forcing them to read books with over 25 pages.
Lacking the smack.
If there is a profit to be had by filling a need someone is going to do it.
We shall have to agree to disagree on this.
Not hardly. It is not defeatism to reject a poor solution in favor if better solutions. Nothing is perfect, but education completely in the market is far worse than other solutions.If you believe that "truth" is created from your own defeatist fantasies.
Then I can see that.
Don't think of this as nothing more than a name/owner change. Think of a hundred different ways you can be educated. Think of this as going into the local Best Buy and looking for a television set. You will have dozens of choices of sizes, shapes, colors, peripherals...now imagine going into the local Best Education Buy store. There will be dozens of choices. Some will be just right for people with little money. And others will be right for those with lots of money. Everyone will get what they pay for. No one graduates and the learning never ends. Unless you want it to.