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Old 01-14-2006, 05:18 PM   #1
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American Education is one of the worst institutions in our country. Children are stretched to name their surrounding states, they are ignorant of domestic and world events, and they're becoming more and more apathetic. Schools don't perform well because they simply don't have to, and passing levys and throwing money at the problem will never be a solution. What we need, is a system where each child has with him or her the money attached to them wherever their parents decide to take them. Good schools would be able to accomodate more students because of this and bad schools would fall apart, forcing all schools to compete with each other. We need to bring down the teachers union so that good teachers rewareded and poor teachers are fired, so that a principal can cut through the red tape associated with tenure and dismissal. We can use government money in an intelligent way, that molds the education system to the very nature of our system which thrives and builds on competition. This is what needs to be done in full force, all the way. We need to give parents and children this right and freedom that they are denied in intercity and failing school systems.
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Old 01-14-2006, 05:20 PM   #2
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Sounds like the voucher system.

I went to a charter high school, by the way. It was awesome for the first year, but it all went downhill after that.
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Old 01-14-2006, 07:28 PM   #3
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> Sounds like the voucher system.

That's exactly what it is, but that system is limited... not everybody has that option. As of now it's unfair, because a well off family can pick up and move to whatever district they wish. I knew football players whose families literally picked up and moved to schools where they felt the opportunity was better for them. Do poor families have this same option? Of course not... not in sports or in academics. What school you go to shouldn't be based on whether or not your parents can afford a 200,000 dollar home.

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Old 01-15-2006, 04:36 PM   #4
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Dude.
I gotta check and see where I was 9 months before you were born. <img src=smilies/thumb.gif>
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Old 01-16-2006, 04:29 PM   #5
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> That's exactly what it is, but that system is limited... not
> everybody has that option. As of now it's unfair...

I orignially thought this was a terrible idea because of the inequities of the voucher system which I thought it sounded just like, but now, after that comment, I'm just confused <img src=smilies/cwm11.gif>
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