View Poll Results: Do you support school vouchers for public school children to attend private schools?

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  • Yes. I generally support any voucher program.

    21 45.65%
  • Yes, but only if the funds come from private programs, not government.

    3 6.52%
  • Yes, but only if the students are smart enough.

    3 6.52%
  • Yes, if the conditions under options 2 AND 3 are met.

    2 4.35%
  • No. I generally do not support any voucher program.

    17 36.96%
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Thread: Are you in favor of vouchers for children to attend private schools? (high/grammar)

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    Re: Are you in favor of vouchers for children to attend private schools? (high/gramma

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    It's more likely that students don't care because their parents don't care. I'm sure you'd get plenty of parents who are pretty apathetic signing up for vouchers in the hopes that a new school might improve their kids, but that improvement has to come from the home, teachers can't magically make kids want to get educated.
    No, but teachers can make education interesting enough that children want to learn. At least I am of the opinion that this is the case.

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    Yes, I'll agree with you, but again, what made the schools dangerous in the first place? They don't get that way on their own.
    You are correct. without the parrents, students, teachers, and other things influncing the atmosphere of the school, a school would not be dangerous at all.
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    Re: Are you in favor of vouchers for children to attend private schools? (high/gramma

    I fully support voucher programs, it is not fair for parents to have a choice between bad public schools and paying both taxes and Private school fees for their children to get a proper education.


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    Re: Are you in favor of vouchers for children to attend private schools? (high/gramma

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    No, but teachers can make education interesting enough that children want to learn. At least I am of the opinion that this is the case.
    Only if the students are at all open to learning. Students who are only herded in because they are forced to do so and don't care what anyone says aren't going to learn no matter how interesting the teachers make it. That kind of mentality starts at home and is reinforced on the streets. By the time a teacher gets these students, you're lucky they're not shooting each other in the classroom.

    You are correct. without the parrents, students, teachers, and other things influncing the atmosphere of the school, a school would not be dangerous at all.
    The point being, these schools are dangerous because they have been permitted to be that way. If parents and students and teachers all refused to allow it, they wouldn't be. Just moving the students to other schools without fixing the underlying cause isn't going to make the students any better, it'll just spread the problems around.
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    Re: Are you in favor of vouchers for children to attend private schools? (high/gramma

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    So your willing to leave the good students in a poor setting because the school will loose money? They should fall on their sword for the collective?

    I've heard schools need to be fixed all my short life and to date no one has done anything responsible in "fixing" these schools.
    So in your opinion we should just give up since the school's haven't been fixed yet. I say that we don't give up so easily. The public schools need to be fixed so that they provide a great education and teach their young students how to use your and you're among other things.
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    Re: Are you in favor of vouchers for children to attend private schools? (high/gramma

    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    So in your opinion we should just give up since the school's haven't been fixed yet. I say that we don't give up so easily. The public schools need to be fixed so that they provide a great education and teach their young students how to use your and you're among other things.
    In my opinion there is no real action to fix them as it wouldn't be a political issue to rally supporters for. Politicians have no incentive to actually "fix" anything as they use it to their gain.

    I do not think bright children should be forced to fester in a terrible school because no one wants to fix or change the current system.

    Every election year it's garbage in, garbage out. Random politicians says, "I'm going to fix our schools." Supporters cheer, politician gets elected, no fixes.

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    Re: Are you in favor of vouchers for children to attend private schools? (high/gramma

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    A voucher program would basically give money to poorer families to attend private schools. Do you support an idea like this? I am still on the fence about it.
    I generaly support voucher programs, yes.

    It's the same money collected from tax payers, spent on tax payers.

    The change you make by instituting a voucher program is who gets to control the cash. By taking it out of the hands of the government, who make decisions for political reasons, and placing it in the hands of the individual citizen, schools would be forced to perform or close.

    Yes, some schools would close, and that's as natural as a tree shedding dead branches. Others will take the place of any failed school and try to make it work. Many will succeed. Those who still fail, will be replaced by new entrepreneurs, and so it goes.

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    Re: Are you in favor of vouchers for children to attend private schools? (high/gramma

    Vouchers would be a win-win solution ! But you would have to do it right...
    So as long as the DEMS&REPS are in charge I don't think it will happen! But
    this is all you have to do:

    Say your state spends $10K per year on a child's education.
    Then offer a $5K per year voucher to each student !!

    So for every kid that goes to a private school the State Spends $5K "LESS" !!!

    Now every kid that goes to a private school the will get a better education,
    and will most likely be a better member of society. Plus most kids that grad
    from a private schools goes to college.
    (I know that there a some pub. Schools that out perform privates ones, but
    they are in rich neighborhoods and are far and few between.)

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    Re: Are you in favor of vouchers for children to attend private schools? (high/gramma

    Quote Originally Posted by NoMoreDems-Reps View Post
    ...stuff and things...
    (I know that there a some pub. Schools that out perform privates ones, but
    they are in rich neighborhoods and are far and few between.)
    This, as I see it, is one of the key problems with our current public school system. If you live in a rich area, your school is likely better than one in a poorer area. Thus, because of lower quality education, people stay in the poorer area. Poor quality schooling, IMO, is one cause of poverty in the United States.
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