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  • User Fees -- 100%

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  • At least 80%

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  • At least 60%

    0 0%
  • At least 50%

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  • At least 40%

    0 0%
  • At least 30%

    0 0%
  • At least 20%

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  • All funding from taxes (specify what kind and why)

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    Re: Public School Funding -- User Fees

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Never said it didn't.
    True, you did not, and I should not post when I am short of caffeine yet. The chain of logic that got me from your post to mine is weird. Sorry about that.
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    Re: Public School Funding -- User Fees

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Who say's I'm against that
    Yeah, when I read the question and some of the posts, I thought how is this any different than everybody chipping in for the healthcare of everybody else. I'd never drawn the parallel before.
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    Re: Public School Funding -- User Fees

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    You would pay for the use of the public school, but only if you actually used it. If your child attends the public school, you pay a fee of so much (per month or semester) during the time your child goes there. It would be the same kind of fee you pay to use a private school.

    The bottom line: If you download a tricycle motor, you are responsible for its care. You do not have a right to use other people's money to take care of your children.
    Your opinion.
    What in the world is a "tricycle motor" ?
    Are you trying to equate a motor with a child ?
    Are Libertarians misanthropes ?

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    Re: Public School Funding -- User Fees

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Since it is the responsibility of parents to take care of their own children, would you agree that user fees (so much per child) should be used INSTEAD of the usual property, income and sales taxes?

    If so, what percentage?
    As a libertarian, user fees are music to my ears. Ideally, 100% of the public education system would be supported by user fees, or at least something other than taxes. But I would say the major caveat here is that there would have to be a user fee exemption for lower income families. In a way we have user fees now for some things like lunch, but just like lunch there should be an exemption for those too poor to afford it. Otherwise it isn't really public.

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    Re: Public School Funding -- User Fees

    Vouchers. above that, the parents can pay.

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    Re: Public School Funding -- User Fees

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Vouchers. above that, the parents can pay.
    Well where is the money supposed to come from to pay for vouchers?

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    Re: Public School Funding -- User Fees

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Since it is the responsibility of parents to take care of their own children, would you agree that user fees (so much per child) should be used INSTEAD of the usual property, income and sales taxes?

    If so, what percentage?
    No - the systems in which a tuition fee IS used simply makes parents suffer, ensures poor children get federal aid but deprives a middle-class child of equal-schooling and freedoms in life. (This is already done in Chicago for example)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    And what if you can't afford to send your child to school?

    Do you realise the overall negative impact lack of schooling can have a on a society? It makes you less competitive in the global market, and would ultimately bring down the nation.
    My Aunt has 3 kids and they've lived in a Suburb of Chicago for all these years. The last time I heard her talk about their tuition fee for public school it was around $1,200 per child and that was in 1993 when I was there visitin at the tale-end fo the summer. It put an immense burden on the family. *especially* since it only increased every year. It use to be under $1,000 and by the end of her children's schooling is was well over that.

    Her complaint wasn't so much that they had to pay tuition - but that it was so high and kept climbing higher every year and her children's quality of education wasn't any different than areas outside their district that did not require public-tuition fees.

    Not only did it just routinely increase - but life happened - her husband suffered illnesses that put a financial burden on the family, their oldest son was permanently disabled when a drunk driver swerved and hit him while he was walking - who was never found so no monetary compensation came from that . . . and so on.

    When they had their 3 kids they were very well off - both gainfully employed and could handle the cost of living quite comfortably. But in so many negative ways - life happened and made the tuition fees a burden rather than a benefit.
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