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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    You would. Duhhh. Or do you hate your children?
    I'm not really qualified to teach a lot of the subjects my kids would learn in school. And I can still teach my children at home as part of the normal duties of a parent like all other parents do, the two are mutually exclusive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Private schools and other means of educational services provided by the market. In fact, the market can provide free education if people are willing to realize that potential. Yes, I have ideas on doing just that.
    How does it make market sense to run a free school? What kind of business is going to make money giving away its product for free?

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    They would do it themselves or hire someone. Just like they did before. And like before the your children would reap superior benefit then they do now, because the education is tailored to them. Not to mention the parents don't have to worry about extraneous bull**** that comes with a public school education.
    What do we do with people who cannot teach their own children due to work or other reasons, and what would they do with their kids during the day while they were at work, and what if they couldn't afford a private tutor?

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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Before we overhaul our methods of funding, we must overhaul our philosophy of education.

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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by pinqy View Post
    Form of socialism, in that the means of production are owned by the people via the democratically elected government, sure.

    It's not clear if you're saying this is good or bad or neither.
    Most of those tax payer funded services work out pretty well most of the time.

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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Most of those tax payer funded services work out pretty well most of the time.
    Really? How much waste and fraud do you think there is in the system? Anytime benefits are offered for nothing, it brings out the worst in many...
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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Really? How much waste and fraud do you think there is in the system? Anytime benefits are offered for nothing, it brings out the worst in many...
    I don't think there is much waste or fraud. Also, it brings out the worst in some and the best in many.

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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    DAMNIT, I forgot to push the create a poll button, CRAP!
    You can add one under "Thread Tools".


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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    How does it make market sense to run a free school? What kind of business is going to make money giving away its product for free?
    You are assuming the school is non-profit. I said nothing about the school not running for a profit, but that simply that profits wouldn't necessarily come from the consumers pockets. The model I would be using is just an already established profit model, but simply used here for educational uses. The business around the profit model are different, but the basic pieces are already being used today by billion dollar companies. I imagine I could pay the teachers more than anyone else if I get everything put together right. The only thing really holding me back is that I really know very little about how to teach students. I will need some guidance from some teachers on that part.

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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Are public water and wastewater systems socialism? Could public water and wastewater systems have developed without socialism?
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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Are public water and wastewater systems socialism? Could public water and wastewater systems have developed without socialism?
    Of course wastewater systems and water systems could have been developed without government. The only real difference would be how they are run.

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    Re: Are public schools socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Of course wastewater systems and water systems could have been developed without government. The only real difference would be how they are run.

    In what first world countries have public water and wastewater systems been developed without national financial support?
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