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senate Bill S. 1752

Should States Have More Flexibility in Using Federal Education Funds?

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States, not the federal government, are best positioned to understand local educational needs. Accordingly, they should have greater flexibility in deciding how to use federal funds to best serve their students’ needs by funding certain programs or implementing school choice. This bill could improve education funds’ effectiveness without increasing federal funding levels for education.

SneakyPete's Opinion
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09/07/2019
States, not the federal government, are best positioned to understand local educational needs. Accordingly, they should have greater flexibility in deciding how to use federal funds to best serve their students’ needs by funding certain programs or implementing school choice. This bill could improve education funds’ effectiveness without increasing federal funding levels for education. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻S152👍🏻. 9.7.19......
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Ronald's Opinion
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09/08/2019
Our Federal Government should not be involved in education. Parents, and local schools must be the only decision makers.
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Paul's Opinion
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09/07/2019
You should word it, better use of federal funds. Distribution is calculated on attendance, property values, and income. Every US student should get the same opportunity, no matter were they live, and their parents income. Start with a start the school year bonus for elite educators that chose to teach in low income, and minority areas, with a goal of diversity.
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Argument opposed

This bill would allow states to use federal funds for educational vouchers, which hurt public schools and don’t provide improved educational outcomes. Allowing more funding for voucher programs could divert money towards religious private schools at public schools’ expense, in effect using public funds to support religious education — which not all taxpayers may support.

jimK's Opinion
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09/07/2019
NO. There must be enforceable educational standards to ensure that our county’s youth get the kind and depth of education needed in today’s world. It is too important to our student’s future to leave these standards solely in the hands of localized (even State) decision makers who could choose to ignore or reinterpret those standards to save money or to not fully accommodate poorer localities. Besides, these days I really have trouble with most of the even good sounding proposals proffered by Republican’s- they all seem to ‘really’ be about some alternate agenda that provide profitable opportunities for supporters.
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09/07/2019
This bill would allow states to use federal funds for educational vouchers, which hurt public schools and don’t provide improved educational outcomes. Allowing more funding for voucher programs could divert money towards religious private schools at public schools’ expense, in effect using public funds to support religious education — which not all taxpayers may support.
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09/07/2019
No. States should NOT have more discretion when it comes to providing a solid and standard education! No! A good solid and standard public education system creates a better, stronger, healthier and more prosperous economy and society for all of us.
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    States, not the federal government, are best positioned to understand local educational needs. Accordingly, they should have greater flexibility in deciding how to use federal funds to best serve their students’ needs by funding certain programs or implementing school choice. This bill could improve education funds’ effectiveness without increasing federal funding levels for education. SneakyPete..... 👍🏻👍🏻S152👍🏻. 9.7.19......
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    NO. There must be enforceable educational standards to ensure that our county’s youth get the kind and depth of education needed in today’s world. It is too important to our student’s future to leave these standards solely in the hands of localized (even State) decision makers who could choose to ignore or reinterpret those standards to save money or to not fully accommodate poorer localities. Besides, these days I really have trouble with most of the even good sounding proposals proffered by Republican’s- they all seem to ‘really’ be about some alternate agenda that provide profitable opportunities for supporters.
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    This bill would allow states to use federal funds for educational vouchers, which hurt public schools and don’t provide improved educational outcomes. Allowing more funding for voucher programs could divert money towards religious private schools at public schools’ expense, in effect using public funds to support religious education — which not all taxpayers may support.
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    No. States should NOT have more discretion when it comes to providing a solid and standard education! No! A good solid and standard public education system creates a better, stronger, healthier and more prosperous economy and society for all of us.
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    Not sure I trust what is going on with education. When states are rewriting history books and injecting religion into schools. Education has turned into indoctrination.
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    NO! This is another blatant attempt by the Reds to further defund, minimize Public schools and to extend funding for PRIVATE charter schools.
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    This would be abused so much by states. It’s a bad idea as it would allow them to use the money however they want, pretty much.
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    Another’s Republican bill that sounds good until you peel the onion back to expose it’s true intent. Assholes!
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    No, no and no
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    Absolutely not.
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    Another proposal that will destroy public education!
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    No, no, and no. Money needs to be used to support public schools.
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    Coming from the Senate, I am suspicious.
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    NO. Against. Although States, not the federal government, are best positioned to understand local educational needs. Accordingly, they should have greater flexibility in deciding how to use federal funds to best serve their students’ needs by funding certain programs or implementing school choice. The Fedeeral Government(Us) should just make a required and level playing field for all students of a certain grade or level. This assuring that the students are all at that basic level. Then if the State wants to go further in the advancement of the students education, then by all means do it. This is one way a State can attract the citizens to their State. BUT For the fact that this bill 'COULD' (key word) improve education funds’ effectiveness, without increasing federal funding levels for education. I DO have trouble with just authorizing in my eyes something written and put forth by the Republicans w/out fully vetting it out and following the money. And on this Bill, it seems to be the 'Religious Right' who's backing it and whom it benefits in the long run. As it would allow states to use federal funds for educational vouchers, which hurt public schools and don’t provide the improved educational outcomes we seek and/or are paying for. Allowing more funding for voucher programs 'COULD' divert money towards religious private schools at the public schools’ expense😉, in effect that's using public funds to support religious education — which is not up to the taxpayers to pay for a person's religious beliefs and the education the students to recieve along with that 'Religious Twist' they recieve at the Taxpayers expense & blessing. We are to have a separation of state and religion and I think its a good idea to just 'up the quality' of public schools. This way, you are creating a true meaning of no separation of the quality of a private or a public school and the ONLY thing is they go-to an all male/female and/or religious school that has that as the difference and option. And maybe they can afford to have smaller classrooms in a population sense and be able to tend to the student better and closer. Especially with this being at the EDUCATION level, don't you think at the very core we'd be telling the students what we set forth as a nation, while educating them under what would be the opposite in reality? I mean, the citizens say separation, yet they're on the 'hook' to actually pay for a person's religious upbringing? Not consistent. I get that I AM for states rights, but w/out specifics of where the actual money is going... I'm afraid of 'reappropriation of funds' when it's written as such. And I have a sneaky suspicion someone has the 'Religious Right' lining their constituency or personal pockets with platinum let's say😉 So I have to say no🤓
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    States should use funds for public school education only. Not one cent to religious schools, charter schools, private schools. Not one cent to sports other than in-school physical education. Quit mandating all these tests! How can teachers teach and students learn when half the instructional time is wasted on worthless testing?
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    Absolutely not. I can list of the states that would pour money in to corporate/religious/fascist programs all to indoctrinate them into a poisonous, recidivist mind set.
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    Our Federal Government should not be involved in education. Parents, and local schools must be the only decision makers.
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    No-2 words; Betsy Devos
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    Vouchers would hurt rather than help schools, teachers, and students.
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    Right on, Donelle! Of course, a white Repugnant is sponsoring this bill. Thank you very much, but what you call education, I call indoctrination. Keep your dirty hands off our children’s education. You’ve done enough to destroy our education system, the last thirty years. Betsy DeVos is a great example of how much you CARE about our children’s education. We are now aware of your destructive tendencies and, next year, when you’re all out on your lying, cheating asses, WE’LL decide how to fix all you’ve destroyed. 👍🏻
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