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Thread: Nationalizing the Education System

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    Nationalizing the Education System

    I know that seeing as the Federal Government is not given the power to meddle with education, and that allows the state to assume that power, the Constitution though does state that the Federal Government has the power to do things that will provide for the general welfare. Would you support such a measure to nationalize schools? Feel free to explain your vote!
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    Re: Nationalizing the Education System

    While funding education is something that governments can do at the STATE level. I think at the STATE level the government should not be providing the service itself. At the Federal Level there should not be any regulation of education whatsoever and giving the history funding for College level may have to be re-thought. So I would be dead set against the Federalization of education much less the Nationalization of education. In short not No, but HELL NO.
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    Re: Nationalizing the Education System

    Education should be completely privatized. Get rid of all public schooling in favor of private schools.

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    Re: Nationalizing the Education System

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Education should be completely privatized. Get rid of all public schooling in favor of private schools.
    Ah yes because when only an elite few are allowed to be educated nothing bad ever happens.

    For more see the effects of favouritism in education in regards to post colonial countries.

    Where only one tribal group or social elites get education... tends to turn out quite badly.

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    Re: Nationalizing the Education System

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Ah yes because when only an elite few are allowed to be educated nothing bad ever happens.

    For more see the effects of favouritism in education in regards to post colonial countries.

    Where only one tribal group or social elites get education... tends to turn out quite badly.
    How do you know that only an elite few would be educated? I would suspect that if there were a market for affordable private schooling, that demand would be met. For those few who really can't afford to send their kids to school, I would support some sort of government assistance to help them out.

    I think every kid has a right to an education.... don't get me twisted. I just think that education ought to be privatized and that the parents should have a choice where to send their kids.

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    Re: Nationalizing the Education System

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I just think that education ought to be privatized and that the parents should have a choice where to send their kids.
    They already do.

    The thing that you're pissed about is that there aren't more schools teaching kids that dinosaurs and human lived together.

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    Re: Nationalizing the Education System

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    dinosaurs and human lived together.
    So follow me into the desert
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    Re: Nationalizing the Education System

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    They already do.

    The thing that you're pissed about is that there aren't more schools teaching kids that dinosaurs and human lived together.
    The only dinosaur I wish to discuss is the antiquated public schooling system, an idea that is well past its time. Assisted free markets work, if you let them. We know this.

    One free market principle in particular, competition, would be especially beneficial for our schools.

    American schools consistently score below where we would like them to, and why is that? Could it be, partly, because our classroom sizes are too large, our teachers are under-trained, and the teachers unions make it nearly impossible to operate with any kind of efficiency?

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    Re: Nationalizing the Education System

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    The only dinosaur I wish to discuss is the antiquated public schooling system, an idea that is well past its time. Assisted free markets work, if you let them. We know this.
    Doesn't seem to be working in American healthcare that's for sure.

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    Re: Nationalizing the Education System

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Barney? Really Spud? All the cool Godzilla or Jurassic Park meme's you could have gone with, and the first thing that pops in to your head is... Barney?

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