[geeks] geeks Digest, Vol 86, Issue 11
Dr. Robert Pasken 300a
rpasken at eas.slu.edu
Wed Jan 20 07:55:22 CST 2010
Jonathan Patschke wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Jan 2010, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>> i'd like to see a voucher system, where say 80% of the public-school
>>> cost to educate -your- child is returned to you to spend on education
>>> as you please.
>> To much room in that to 'game the system' IMHO. Lump-sum would be
>> best, you can sue/petition/beg/ask district to accomodate your
>> child's learning
>> differences, thanks to NCLB.
>> When a child goes to a charter school a pre-defined 'tuition' is
>> charged to the sending district, I see no reason why a similar
>> arrangement wouldn't
>> work for private schools, but the payment should be standardized for all
> Or how about let people keep the money they earn and spend it educating
> their children as they see fit? Money doesn't have to go through nearly
> as many politically-connected hands that way.
And then we would end up with the majority of the population unable to
read or write. The libertarian/free-market philosophy has been shown
over and over and over again to be a total disaster
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