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Time for School Choice in Chicago

Beethovens10th Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 3:50 PM
School vouchers are a win-win-win-win proposition. There is no downside whatsoever. The parents win by providing the desired values background required to raise decent, moral children. Same for the children, who also develop much more academic rigor in a high-expectation learning environment. The state wins by benefiting from productive citizens. Conservatives win by attracting just about every voting bloc, except commie liberals, and who needs them?
Homeschool Mom3 Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 6:44 PM
He who pays the piper calls the tune. Once you accept government money, you accept government control/regulation/approval/guidelines/criteria. Voucher advocates are essentially holding the position that allows the tentacles of a failed entity (the government education monopoly) to have involvement with a successful one (private education.) You wouldn't want a doctor disciplined for malpractice to be in charge or in any way involved with the practice of a good doctor. Why do that with education?

Government should no more be involved in education than it should be involved with healthcare or religion; for mostly the same reasons.
"There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time." -- Calvin Coolidge, responding to the 1919 Boston police strike.

This oft-quoted line from the then-governor of Massachusetts might be updated to include "the public interest," as well as public safety.

There are few matters of public interest greater than educating the next generation. Chicago public school teachers who went on strike Monday have struck against the public interest, placing self-interest in difficult economic times ahead of children.

At a time of high unemployment, the teachers and the Chicago Teachers...