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  • Any religious private school that included religious education/indoctrination.

    0 0%
  • Specific religious private schools that included religious education/indoctrination.

    1 3.33%
  • Religious private school that only use tax dollars for secular education.

    1 3.33%
  • Any religious private school whose education is secular.

    2 6.67%
  • Non-religious private schools.

    6 20.00%
  • I support school vouchers regardless of the type of school.

    8 26.67%
  • I do not support school voucher at all regardless of the private school.

    13 43.33%
  • other/I do not know

    4 13.33%
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    Re: What kinds of private schools would you support vouchers for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    For anyone that is interested, this is a video of a man in India who tried experiments with child directed education.

    In one notable experiment, he left a computer and instructed the 12 year old children to learn about biotechnology.
    The rub was that these children did not speak English and that the program was in English.

    When he came back, 2 months later, he found that the kids scored a 30% on a test about biotech, when before they couldn't even read the material.

    Personally, I think it's time for a total revision, of how we educate kids.
    You know, I gotta admit - I learned so much more on my own in the past 5 years via wiki walking than I did going to school.

    However, learning the basics of things through the internet is easy. Where I think it falls short, though, is through technical knowledge. Those things can be learned only through experience, through doing.

    But you're right - our educational system needs a total revision.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: What kinds of private schools would you support vouchers for?

    I realized very quickly when I learned computers that they would be the future of education And that was before the internet. I would say my business degree would be a very good example of a degree you could do online. The only business class you couldn't do online is the public speaking.

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    Re: What kinds of private schools would you support vouchers for?

    If you think about it, the traditional approach to education is to throw more money into a public system that will waste it and continue to produce worse results. I think vouchers would force schools (public and private) to be the best education institutions that they can be so that they may receive money (via vouchers). It would make education competitive and bring parents into the educational equation (with them picking good schools for their kids). The lack of parents, lack of good education, and the culture/mindset kids live in are the three major problems with education in my opinion.
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    Re: What kinds of private schools would you support vouchers for?

    I think these vouchers tend to destroy public schools, as they are a conservative idea, I WAS blindingly against them.
    Now, I do not know.
    I do believe that public schools can be much better...but certain people must step aside..

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    Re: What kinds of private schools would you support vouchers for?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    You know, I gotta admit - I learned so much more on my own in the past 5 years via wiki walking than I did going to school.

    However, learning the basics of things through the internet is easy. Where I think it falls short, though, is through technical knowledge. Those things can be learned only through experience, through doing.

    But you're right - our educational system needs a total revision.
    I sat up for several hours last night just watching TED videos on education.
    Most of the best ideas seem to be coming from the slums of 3rd world nations.

    Those countries allow experimentation and it seems that if we don't learn that from them, they're gonna leave us in the dust.
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    Re: What kinds of private schools would you support vouchers for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I sat up for several hours last night just watching TED videos on education.
    Most of the best ideas seem to be coming from the slums of 3rd world nations.

    Those countries allow experimentation and it seems that if we don't learn that from them, they're gonna leave us in the dust.
    Yeah, but the reason why they're able to experiment is because the education system is so non-political there. Those third-world countries are so poor they can barely afford books, let alone salaries for those elected to school boards.

    Here in the U.S. we've got nutjobs from both the far left and the far right who are shouting and screaming demands that every school teach their way. Even in schools their children don't attend. Even by people who don't have children.

    The best way to do education is to take politics out of it and let the educators educate our kids.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: What kinds of private schools would you support vouchers for?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Yeah, but the reason why they're able to experiment is because the education system is so non-political there. Those third-world countries are so poor they can barely afford books, let alone salaries for those elected to school boards.

    Here in the U.S. we've got nutjobs from both the far left and the far right who are shouting and screaming demands that every school teach their way. Even in schools their children don't attend. Even by people who don't have children.

    The best way to do education is to take politics out of it and let the educators educate our kids.
    It's funny because their states are so negligent that they're effectively "free market" with education.
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    Re: What kinds of private schools would you support vouchers for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's funny because their states are so negligent that they're effectively "free market" with education.
    Well, I don't think it's the state government or even the federal government that's the main problem. Rather, I think it's local school district boards that screw everything up. It's there that what should and what shouldn't be taught gets fought the most. Cut them out of the equation and let the individual public schools decide policy for that particular school and then things will get done regarding education reform.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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