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    School Choice

    I was reading this article and figured I would ask the question.

    http://www.cnsnews.com/public/conten...x?RsrcID=32368

    What do you think about school choice?

    I myself would love to have it, or a Tax credit or something. As of right now I spend over 20K per year for my 2 boys to attend private school. The reason I do that is the government schools are failing. In the end I'll do whatever I have to do to give my boys a good education!
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    I think the public education system needs to be fixed up in general, but Im not for the couchers thing. You want ur kid to go to private school then you pay for it. Not all public schools are bad, and I don't think private schools are that much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    I think the public education system needs to be fixed up in general, but Im not for the couchers thing. You want ur kid to go to private school then you pay for it. Not all public schools are bad, and I don't think private schools are that much better.
    Why shouldn't the people who pay the TAXES decide where they think their children would be best educated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JC View Post
    I spend over 20K per year for my 2 boys to attend private school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    That's just Tuition. Not all the other Bull*****!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JC View Post
    Why shouldn't the people who pay the TAXES decide where they think their children would be best educated?
    Because those people are biased

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC View Post
    Why shouldn't the people who pay the TAXES decide where they think their children would be best educated?
    isn't that what you did ?

    you did make a choice as a taxpayer,didn't you ?

    and sorry,but I agree that private schools are not necessarily better at educating than many public schools,

    my kids went to public school,and my daughter just graduated hs with honors at 3.6 gpa.

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    As far as public schools go, you should live here. Canton city has a very poor report card and here where I am, one of the highest report cards in the state. Not all public schools are bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    isn't that what you did ?

    you did make a choice as a taxpayer,didn't you ?

    and sorry,but I agree that private schools are not necessarily better at educating than many public schools,

    my kids went to public school,and my daughter just graduated hs with honors at 3.6 gpa.
    I never said Private schools were better! Some are, some not so much.
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    One cannot generalize the "public versus private" school debate. There are many factors to consider, one of the biggest...specifically which schools is someone talking about..and that's the choices available to them..in their little town.

    For a parent that really gets involved....even within a town...in larger towns there are often several public schools available...one or two standing away above the others. So a private school could be much better than say...the not so good one or two public schools that are poorly run...but yet on the other hand...the other one or two public schools that are fantastic..may be equal to or better than the private school.

    Gotta hunker down and look at the details.

    Also it's amazing to see what a change can come to a bad school under a good new principle.

    Other times..the public choices are poor in a town. Where I grew up...the one single public high school sucked. I was on my college prep course...and this public high school just didn't cut the mustard. Wasn't known for turning out graduates that would go to the better colleges. I went to a private high school instead. It was good for my parents to have that choice.

    Back to original topic....at first...I'd not want to take funds away from the public schools, which vouchers would do. But after thinking about it for a few...would it make them get better solely for the purpose of survival?
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    Public schools are funded predominately by local property taxes (varying state by state, of course). There should be little surprise that better schools exist in areas with commensurate higher taxes.

    Woodstock GA...... 350,000 assessed...... 1500 per annum tax
    Clinton NJ..... 350,000 assessed...... 11,000 per annum tax

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Public schools are funded predominately by local property taxes (varying state by state, of course). There should be little surprise that better schools exist in areas with commensurate higher taxes.

    Woodstock GA...... 350,000 assessed...... 1500 per annum tax
    Clinton NJ..... 350,000 assessed...... 11,000 per annum tax
    I'm sure that's true across the board.

    Locally here, the tax base is about the same for both cities and there is a huge difference in the quality of education between school districts. Again, a local thing here.

    My city: http://www.homefair.com/real-estate/....asp?City=7451
    Canton City: http://www.homefair.com/real-estate/....asp?City=1601
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    Quote Originally Posted by JC View Post
    I never said Private schools were better!

    LOL then why spend 20k on it ?


    maybe that 20k would be better put away for college expenses

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    i think if the child is smart enough and REALLY wants to learn, the school does not matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    i think if the child is smart enough and REALLY wants to learn, the school does not matter.
    True, to a point. Of course, having the resources to provide the education and the instructors who teach and inspire would be critical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    True, to a point. Of course, having the resources to provide the education and the instructors who teach and inspire would be critical.
    I agree 100%.
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    I think public schools should be payed for by the people who have their kids in them.

    The first public school I went to was Georgia Tech. K5 through 12th and my first college were all private. My mom paid out the ass for that to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    True, to a point. Of course, having the resources to provide the education and the instructors who teach and inspire would be critical.
    i think most schools have what they need for the child to get what they need, IF, they go and get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    True, to a point. Of course, having the resources to provide the education and the instructors who teach and inspire would be critical.
    on a side note, home schooling does not have near all things they have in a school and there are some that are way smarter than people who go to public or private schools. having said that, i agree with only part of what you said.
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