View Poll Results: Do you support school choice?

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Obviously not.
    well, there you have it
    who could possibly argue with that eloquent response?
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    and i don't want America going to fight other peoples' wars. by your measure i should not need to pay a huge portion of my federal taxes going to that effort
    Same. Sounds good.

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    you are going further and further off the mark there.
    Yeah, words do not prove support or show support.

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    In what nation on earth does a resident get to pick and choose which taxes they want to individually pay?
    In which state?

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    I oppose socialized schools for the very same reasons I would oppose socialized grocery stores or socialized auto manufacturing. Monopolies results in higher costs and poorer quality, for the simple reason that the socialized firm is in no danger of going out of business. When firms have to compete to offer the product that best fits customer needs, they have to innovate, cut costs, and improve quality, or risk losing out to other firms.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    And for that reason (bolded above), parents should be allowed to voucher their kids to other schools that aren't broken.

    It isn't difficult to improve public schools. Society just doesn't have the will to do so. And, when push comes to shove, unions aren't so interested in the students. Their interest in the students is only inasmuch as they relate to union jobs and job security.

    Improving their image is even more difficult than improving public schools in general.
    and this is now the circumstance in my school district
    students of those schools which have not met standard for the specified number of years are now eligible to relocate to another school within the district
    however, there are no seats available to migrate to within the good schools
    the student only has the option to relocate to another crappy school
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Yeah, words do not prove support or show support.
    is english a second language for you? seriously, if you support something, you show favor for it. words can be used to show favor.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Who has the authority to decide how best to educate a child: Government, or that child's parents?
    Everyone has the choice to send their kids to private school if they choose to do so, or to home school if they want. However, education funding is finite, thus it should be judiciously allocated. So why should a parent get a voucher to send their kid to a religious private school instead of public school if they are in a district that has exemplary performance and the only reason that parent wants their kid to go to a religious private school is that parent does not like the fact that creationism is not taught in science class.

    In failing inner city schools I think vouchers can have a role as well as Charter and Magnet Schools. However, there is no reason to pull money from a successful public school district just to subsidize the religious education of some fundies kids.
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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 quits being yours when it is paid over as taxes
    at that point, the only way you have a say in how those monies are spent are via your elected representatives
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    words can be used to show favor.
    Saying you support something does not mean you support something. If the force was removed, "support" would fall.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Saying you support something does not mean you support something. If the force was removed, "support" would fall.


    This is like debating whether the sky is blue or green, obviously its blue and if you can't use a basic obvious definition, there is no point in continuing this.

    Words are a proper form of support.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Saying you support something does not mean you support something. If the force was removed, "support" would fall.
    Once again, in what nation on earth can a resident pick and choose which taxes they want to individually pay?
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