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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    They don't all bail. Public schools still have to pay for the costs of transporting those who stay but with a smaller pool of money. That means something will have to be cut from the general education budget that could have gone toward learning. Same goes with such things as heating a building. You still have to heat the building but with less money. They don't stop heating if the funds are depleted but pull from something that could have gone toward learning.
    Transporting less students costs less money. Heating fewer rooms costs less money. Feeding fewer kids costs less money, etc, etc.
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    False.
    Not false.
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Only some of the costs and it would take years to make the required changes. Also the public schools would lose state and federal matching funds that are paid to school districts on a per-student basis.
    No, most of the costs would be reduced.
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    That's not what I've been talking about. I think you have me confused with someone else in this discussion. But to address your comment in relation to what I have been discussing ...


    There's a big difference between "special needs and learning disabled students" (in the non-PC vernacular, "handicapped" or "suffering from a specific disease or other physical condition") and students that have (psychological) behavioral problems and/or no home support to speak of. It's the latter problems I see as the major issue in our inner-city schools and it's a social issue that no school can resolve. Pretending that vouchers "will make things all better" for the majority, or even a large minority, of students is BS.
    A specialized school would be specialized to the need, whatever that need is. Be it learning disability or little a$$holes. There'd be a specialized school for it if there is a market for it.
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Assuming it's not just a typo that *some* people use as an attack on intelligence. I'm sure those same people have 60 WPM, 0 error typing skills.
    You're a little late.
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Establishing charter schools does not require vouchers.
    : Charter schools have been around for years in Ohio; the voucher system is fairly new here. I think Wisconsin established one of the first voucher programs in the country, and several other states have followed.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    : Charter schools have been around for years in Ohio; the voucher system is fairly new here. I think Wisconsin established one of the first voucher programs in the country, and several other states have followed.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Transporting less students costs less money. Heating fewer rooms costs less money. Feeding fewer kids costs less money, etc, etc.
    Um, no not necessarily. Gas is a major costs when transporting children and buses still have to travel the same areas which costs the same in gas but with fewer dollars to cover the costs. You may only have 15 kids vs. 25 going to the same area. Also, heating costs stay the same whether you have 20 kids in a class or 30. Again, you just have less dollars to cover that costs.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Good evening, Polgara.

    I hope you have an enjoyable weekend ahead.
    It wouldn't upset me at all if it were a bit warmer here...40 or 50 degrees warmer might do for a start! It's even too cold to go tobogganing, and while we've certainly got the snow, who wants to venture out? Not me! I'm staying indoors!

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Um, no not necessarily. Gas is a major costs when transporting children and buses still have to travel the same areas which costs the same in gas but with fewer dollars to cover the costs. You may only have 15 kids vs. 25 going to the same area. Also, heating costs stay the same whether you have 20 kids in a class or 30. Again, you just have less dollars to cover that costs.
    less kids, less buses...smaller buses...less cost. If you can cut the size of the school in half, the heating costs are cut. Seriously, economics ain't your thang is it?
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