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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-03-06 08:13 AM
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38. The more tax money
going to private schools, the less there will be for public schools. No matter how you want to crunch it.

The real points, for me, would be the reasons for attending a private school to begin with.

Private schools generally exist for a few big reasons:

To keep one's children away from the masses in order to indoctrinate them in your faith of choice during their formative years.

To keep one's children away from the masses in order to keep them from the less than elite masses.

To keep one's children out of the entrenched dysfunctional system of rote low-functioning drilling and killing the masses into obedient consumers and voters.

Private schools, like public schools, fall all over the place in a wide spectrum of quality. Not all private schools offer superior facilities or class sizes. Many private schools offer a more limited curriculum, and less-qualified instructors. The best of the best are also the most exclusive, and vouchers aren't going to get the rest of the population in.

As a matter of fact, the more students that attend private schools, the more like public schools they will resemble. Private schools have a couple of advantages over public schools: they can turn people away. They can limit enrollment, and they can refuse to accept or keep kids with behavior or learning problems. No wonder they attract attention! What if public schools could limit enrollment to avoid overcrowding, and what if there were other (better) systems in place for disruptive students?

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