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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-01-10 10:25 PM
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77. From your own background and where you donate
it sounds like you acknowledge that for some students, including yourself, a traditional education in the school where they were assigned based on where they live is not the best education for them.

And from your philosophy, it sounds like you think students from poor students who can't afford better should be trapped in the one school they are assigned to, without other choices.

Sure, some benevolent donors might sponsor a student, but as far as having the right to any sort of alternative education, it sounds like you oppose that.

I'm also guessing you'll disagree with my assessments - I hope you do, because the two positions are difficult for me to reconcile, so I hope I missed something. On the surface it looks like one education system with no choices for the poorest students, and another system for the more fortunate who have surplus money they can spend on private education. And it sounds like you oppose an alternative that's free. It sounds very classist, I'm hoping you can clear that up and explain what would have been the best education for you if you hadn't gotten a scholarship and been able to afford the rest of the tuition.
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