I don't feel that public $$ should be used to fund private schools. At this point every child in this country has the right to a free education. We should be supporting our public schools and our teachers - not make their jobs and our children's education less by funneling the decreasing resources to private institutions.
Could not agree more.
Problem, Teresa: The public schools are a horrible failure and are teaching lies to the children, in order to facilitate the deconstruction of America as it currently stands, and to reform it into a collection/redistribution society. THAT'S why people are saying they should be able to break from the system; the public schools are defrauding the public. You may be fooled into believing otherwise, but that's your problem
Your Problem Rob is Private and Charter schools actually perform lower than public schools. Actually I went to private parochial schools only to learn a lot of fiction I had to unlearn. If you want to learn how to read OK if you want to learn math good but science and history is a complete farce in Catholic and protestant schools. So your supposition that private schools perform better is not proven with data, but rather with your own gut feeling which at the end of the day not worth much.
As a devout Christian and as a Guardian of the US Constitution, I do not support in any shape, form or fashion any public assistance to help parents enroll their children in parochial schools. If it is for a private school without any religious affiliation, I would not oppose it and would find the rationale to make sense.
So in other words, draw the conclusion you want then change the facts to support it ?
Grothman has already proven that he is nothing more than a "Walker Yes Man" and ultimately an enemy of Wisconsin's great public school system. We need to turn out and vote, each and every one of us, and right the ship of state!
Walker has the best interests of the people in mind. Entitlement-ers and flat out socialists hate him because he goes against their interests, which are naive, foolish, and just plain wrong. The Wisconsin school system has sunk lower than the bottom level of an outhouse pit, and taxpayers should not be forced to put up with a fraudulent system. A large segment of legislators and "educators" are anti-American and are looking for a USSR redux.
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'Fixing' the public education system by removing even more funding is like trying to improve public transit by reducing service. It won't repair anything, but it will ensure that things get much worse, much faster.
The described program will merely insure that only those wealthy enough to pay for an education will be able to afford one, since any tax credit provided to low income folks won't provide enough to pay for a private school by itself.
Walker is merely continuing his efforts to...
Walker is merely continuing his efforts to follow the GOP program of ensuring ignorance and want among the majority of the population.
To function, a democracy requires educated and informed people...ignorant and uninformed (misinformed people are much easier to manipulate into voting against their own interests and those of their fellow citizens.
Walker has repeatedly and consistently supported measures to remove funding for programs designed to benefit the entire population in favor of passing public funds directly to his supporters.
Oddly, this harms even his wealthy supporters far more than it helps them, because the best way to help yourself is to help lift the entire society.
As with supporting a decent rail line through the state--something which is long overdue and which, is finally being ressurected in order to take advantage of it's many efficiencies and decrease in fuel consumption, Walker is fighting a futile war against the general progress of our species in order to procure short-term gains for himself and his cronies.
Public money - public schools. Let the private schools "pull themselves up by the bootstraps" and fund themselves.
I will never support public funds for private schools. It is not just that private schools can be associated with religious views or choose ciricculum that has a basis in religious teachings if they choose. It is that they unlike public schools have no obligation to be accountable yo the tax payers.
I believe public education should be paid for by tax $ and families should pay for private or parochial schools themselves. Many of those schools have scholarships for kids who can't afford to pay the tuition.
Public school education is available and benefits everyone, thus everyone bears the price. If families prefer the filtering that private schools offer, that is their choice. Public funding for their choice should never occur. My parents paid for K-12 plus a years of college and neither them nor I would ever ask for public money
Crazy is... taxpayers paying for the privilege of having religious institutions being tax exempt.