Poconoeagle wrote:how bout why do those people who dont have children have to pay out of control school taxes???
Richard S. wrote:The fact is poor people would not be able to educate their children, we have enough dummies in this country, we don't need anymore.
freetown fred wrote:Now I know this is a ridiculous thought on the old farmers part,but, if you can't afford kids, don't have them--don't just have have them because welfare will give you more money this would be possible to control if people would get thier heads out of thier butts--in fact--neutering seems like a pretty good plan drug testing--there's a bunch of things that need to be implimented to cut some of this welfare money out put--put the bums to work cleaning highways or sidewalks,or something Plus--poor doesn't mean dumb,usually in my world--lazy means uneducated
jpete wrote:Well gee, what all did everyone do before 1965 and the DoE?
It's incorrect to believe the government is providing superior service. Hell, I'd almost settle for barely adequate!
Richard S. wrote:To clarify my above post I meant to say "afford to educate".jpete wrote:Well gee, what all did everyone do before 1965 and the DoE?
Publicly funded education has been with us longer than that, my 92 year old Grandmother went to public school.
Richard S. wrote:I'd agree and I didn't suggest the service was superior, PA has a good plan in the works. They are going to allow the students to apply to any school public or private, with them goes their state funds which is probably half of the funding. Companion legislation will allow a school district to layoff a teacher for fiscal reasons which they can't do right now. As I posted I'd like to see it expanded and remove the school districts as taxing bodies and collect more at the state level so each student gets ALL the funds. This will introduce competition for students, poorly performing schools will lose students and funding....
Our school districts aren't taxing bodies and I can assure you it doesn't work any better.
heartofcoal wrote: Even more options would no doubt appear if all parents were armed with $3,000 vouchers.
jpete wrote:I don't know where a public school student costs $6k, around here it's more than twice that. And if the student is "special needs", you can add $6k on top of that.
And English as a second language counts as "special needs". Last I heard, there were 78 different languages spoken in the Providence Public School system.
How do you figure more money is going to solve that?