My argument for vouchers is at the exact same level as you. My goal is to improve public schools. For years, they've had absolutely no incentive to fix themselves. This gives them incentive. My contention is that, as currently set up, the public school 'system' is incapable of fixing itself because it is in fact a monopoly. It already spends twice as much per child that it should. It resists change tooth and nail. It's response to standardized testing is to teach the test. It is resistant to all outside influence, because it has no peer to compete against. School Choice can and will push them to become better or die. (funny how that word "Choice" is ok for women wanting to get rid of the un-born, yet is wrong when it means choosing where your born are educated) Rick ----------original message-------- My argument against vouchers is at another level. You are talking about improving the bailing bucket, I am saying "lets fix the boat". Vouchers in barrios are worthless because no one there really cares and no one outside the barrio cares, either. They need appropriate schooling and vouchers won t do it.
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