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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-17-08 07:20 PM
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35. Holy Shit is right.
There is no way a public school voucher will get a kid into that school. Even if they "scholarshipped" a few on the voucher, it wouldn't be make a dent into the number of learning disabled, ADHD, etc. kids that might want to spend their vouchers on a good school designed to serve them.

I'm betting you'll find things cheaper at small church schools that deliver a religion-based curriculum.

I'm curious about something else. State by state, and across the nation-
how many secular private schools vs religious schools? I've seen a huge range in quality in private religious schools, from the attic to the basement. How many offer comparable academic quality (not that what defines quality is agreed upon, lol) to a public school? Finally, what separates the priciest from the mid-level from the cheapest, in terms of program and academics?
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  -I know I never bring it up, and it's not the New Yorker, but let's talk education. ulysses  Jul-16-08 05:40 PM   #0 
  - Talks cheap, takes money to buy vouchers and we don't have it in the US  MichiganVote   Jul-16-08 05:44 PM   #1 
  - Vouchers = subsidy for faith based schools  JoFerret   Jul-16-08 06:28 PM   #19 
     - I never understand why the faith based parents don't understand or accept  MichiganVote   Jul-16-08 07:54 PM   #25 
  - Rich people want more welfare.  rucky   Jul-16-08 05:46 PM   #2 
  - it'll be sold as a way to bridge the achievement gap for poor kids.  ulysses   Jul-16-08 05:52 PM   #3 
     - just like charter schools  rucky   Jul-16-08 06:00 PM   #6 
     - you haven't noticed the huge difference they've made?  ulysses   Jul-16-08 06:03 PM   #10 
     - And it will be false  JoFerret   Jul-16-08 06:27 PM   #18 
        - well, sure.  ulysses   Jul-16-08 06:30 PM   #20 
           - We need less focus on achievement and more focus  JoFerret   Jul-16-08 06:35 PM   #22 
  - Unfortunately, I think you are correct.  LWolf   Jul-16-08 05:57 PM   #4 
  - yeah.  ulysses   Jul-16-08 06:00 PM   #7 
  - I think you nailed it up thread.  LWolf   Jul-16-08 06:06 PM   #12 
     - I suspect it is, yes.  ulysses   Jul-16-08 06:10 PM   #13 
  - McSame promised vouchers to blacks during his NAACP speech.  MichiganVote   Jul-16-08 06:01 PM   #8 
  - I don't think it's going to matter who's doing the promising. n/t  LWolf   Jul-16-08 06:03 PM   #11 
     - No, I don't think so either.  MichiganVote   Jul-16-08 06:25 PM   #16 
  - Yep, it looks like we're in for  sandyd921   Jul-16-08 06:33 PM   #21 
     - That's the key.  LWolf   Jul-16-08 06:47 PM   #23 
        - I wonder if we could put together a little research.  ulysses   Jul-16-08 06:50 PM   #24 
           - How's the market treating you these days?  LWolf   Jul-16-08 08:48 PM   #26 
              - we'll get what we get for running schools on a business model.  ulysses   Jul-17-08 05:41 AM   #29 
                 - I'm really tired of the business model.  LWolf   Jul-17-08 02:57 PM   #30 
                    - I have a "free day" tomorrow.  ulysses   Jul-17-08 04:53 PM   #31 
                       - holy shit.  ulysses   Jul-17-08 04:55 PM   #32 
                          - Holy Shit is right.  LWolf   Jul-17-08 07:20 PM   #35 
  - Well you know where I stand on vouchers  proud2Blib   Jul-16-08 06:00 PM   #5 
  - my hope is that,  ulysses   Jul-16-08 06:03 PM   #9 
     - And I will be long gone by then  proud2Blib   Jul-16-08 06:14 PM   #14 
        - when I was younger, I wished to live in interesting times.  ulysses   Jul-16-08 06:24 PM   #15 
  - No to vouchers. Repeal NCLB  JoFerret   Jul-16-08 06:26 PM   #17 
  - I Don't Like My Prediction, But I Can Hope For Surprise  Crisco   Jul-16-08 08:50 PM   #27 
  - what I got from googling the topic  ulysses   Jul-17-08 05:32 AM   #28 
  - He said that it was one of many things to be considered.  thecatburgler   Jul-17-08 05:07 PM   #34 
  - Vouchers are a scam.  thecatburgler   Jul-17-08 05:05 PM   #33 

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