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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:14 AM

Is voucher idea fizzling?

AUSTIN — It may not have been exactly the reception that Senate Education Committee Chairman Dan Patrick was looking for when he spoke to a Texas PTA rally at the state Capitol.

“No vouchers!” came shouts from the crowd. Patrick came right back with arguments for giving families more school choice.

“We have school choice today — let me finish,” he said, as shouts continued. “If you are rich enough, you can send your child to a private school. And if you are mobile enough, you can move to the suburbs to a great school district.”

Those options don't exist if “you're poor, and you're a hard-working single mom in an inner city,” said Patrick, R-Houston. He said he wants to change that, while contending his plan wouldn't take public money away from public education.

More at http://www.chron.com/news/news_columnists/peggy_fikac/article/Is-voucher-idea-fizzling-4304489.php

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mbperrin Feb 2013 #1

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:01 AM

1. Vouchers are a rebate for those already attending private school.

It lowers their tuition, won't pay it.

So no poor person can attend private school on a voucher because it won't pay for it all.

And OF COURSE it takes resources from public schools.

So: robs public schools, and is welfare for private school attendees.

No, thanks.

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