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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 09:40 PM
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36. if you're just poor enough
so that vouchers would make the difference, bully for you.

Bringing my child into it is a non-starter for me. Sorry. We're more fortunate than many in that we have the resources and skills to make sure that our son is well educated. That allows me to work for the well-being of the kids I teach, and, as I noted below, very few of them would find a voucher program meaningful beyond the fact that more dollars are fleeing their public school.

A question: I teach quite a few emotional/behavior disorder kids who wouldn't even be considered for admission by most private schools in which I've worked. Would you demand that private schools that get voucher money take all comers, as public schools are required to do, or are you happy to consign raftloads of kids to even more dismal futures than they face now?
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