View Poll Results: Do you support school choice?

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Schools shouldn't be in the public sector in the first place.
    So if a local school is abysmally poor, you would deny the rights of parents to take their kids to a private school?
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Well then why don't people campaign on that?
    I believe that's exactly what they are trying to get passed.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    If I choose to buy a Ford automobile, should 20% of the purchase price go to General Motors instead of to Ford?

    Does GM deserve to “win” by any other means than by offering a good enough product at a good enough price to compete honestly with Ford?
    If the local public school loses 20% of its students, to those that opt for vouchers, then the cost per public student would likely go up, since it still takes one teacher, and one classroom, to teach a class whether it contains 16 or 20 students meaning that vouchers issued at 100% of current cost would then increase the total public, per student, educational costs. To prevent that from making the taxpayers (voters) object to the voucher idea, I proposed this idea to help keep those costs from rising from a relatively small number of vouchers being issued.
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    I'm surprised you do not allow students to switch public schools, it is how it works here. I see no reason they should not be able to. What if a school does not offer a course you need?
    and yours is the model we should adopt
    do not consign some kids to elite schools and others to weak schools only because of the housing their family can afford
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Federalist View Post
    I believe that's exactly what they are trying to get passed.
    All I hear about is sending kids to private schools with vouchers or whatever not making public schools compete.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    So if a local school is abysmally poor, you would deny the rights of parents to take their kids to a private school?
    Why that?

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Why that?
    What do you mean why that? I asked you a question.

    You said no schools should be in the private sector, meaning you want to ban private schools and not let parents take their kids to a private school, even if the local public school is horrible. Do you hate liberty so much that you'd deny parents the ability to take their kid to a private school?
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    So. Are you the guy we should blame for crappy inner-city schools?
    You can point the finger a lot of different places on that one. Which one would you like to pick? Apathetic parents? Terrible working conditions, which means lower quality teachers? The required education commitment our society has? Inner-city flight, which was caused by cheap gas and racism/ignorance? You can even blame our economic system. Take your pick or add your own, lots of blame to go around.
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Congrats, I see you like that you have that choice.
    You don't see anything. You're too busy preaching.
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    The whole point of public schools is to nationalize a market.
    No, the point is an educated populace.
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