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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    I know, private school parents pay for everyone's kids to go to school through taxation, and they pay for their kid to go to school with after tax funds.
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    As it should be.
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    They would, but people are stupid, they would only try to pay for services they directly use and tend to have an "out of sight out of mind" mentality. Our current system of taxation fixes that problem and makes society function better than it would under a use tax system.

    another example is the notion that only parents should pay for school, people who don't have kids never realizing that a generally educated society makes their lives a whole lot better.
    Yeah, stupid people support forced taxation. Fixing the problem of no demand is not fixed by forced anything.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Who gets to decide what "failing" means? If one student is permitted to graduate HS, while reading at only an 8th grade level, then that school system has failed, IMHO. To say that if 80% are performing at grade level then that school is "passing", only applies to that 80% - the other 20%, of the students, are being failed by that "satisfactory" public school.
    Obviously at some point you have to set a standard for what a failing school is. No school will have perfect results because some of the results depend on parents. However, I think its easy to see what a successful school district is. For example, here are the stats for the public school district our kids attend:

    Average ACT Scores: 25.2
    Average SAT Composite: 1,789

    Proficient in Reading: 96%
    Proficient in Math: 96%

    In comparison, the average ACT Scores for Home Schooled kids is 22.6. The average SAT composite for home schooled kids is 1083. The point being that there are lots of public school districts with exemplary performance, so why should parents in those school districts get a taxpayer funded voucher to send their kids to a private school that doesn't even perform as well as the public school does?
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Yeah, stupid people support forced taxation. Fixing the problem of no demand is not fixed by forced anything.

    Charity.
    People who value modern society and functional societies support this tax system. If you want to call that stupid, go ahead.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    People who value modern society and functional societies support this tax system. If you want to call that stupid, go ahead.
    They support forcing others to pay, that is not actual support.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    They support forcing others to pay, that is not actual support.
    you should look up the definition of support then.

    Here is a hint, if one is a proponent of something, they are supporting it, even if only emotionally.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Absolutely. People should have a selection where they can educate their child. The only people that oppose this are statists that don't want competition between schools. Taking someone's money then forcing their kid to go to an inferior school when a better one is available is distinctly anti-liberty.
    what do we call it when there is NOT a better school available ... because the seats are already occupied by incumbent students from the nearby community
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It's not "tax money." It's my money.
    It's not enough just to “Like” this. This needs to be repeated and emphasized.

    Statists think of tax money as money that belongs to the state, and which the state is entitled to collect and use as it sees fit, regardless of the interests of those who are forced to pay it.

    That's wrong.

    Tax money belongs to the people from whom it is taken, and those people are entitled to have that money used to their benefit.

    When the state collects taxes, and then uses them in a way that does not benefit the people from whom these taxes are collected, then the state is simply stealing. That's not legitimate government; that's crime under the false guise of government.
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Here is a hint, if one is a proponent of something, they are supporting it, even if only emotionally.
    Yeah, support requires proof. If you support it, you would pay.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Yeah, support requires proof. If you support it, you would pay.
    In what nation on earth does a resident get to pick and choose which taxes they want to individually pay?
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