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Is School Choice a Good Investment?

HermanBB Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 1:09 PM
School choice is an insane idea. The poorest peforming students never blame themselves, they blame the schools, teachers ad nauseam. They are going to take their vouchers and head to the highest quality school they can find. We are just going to spread the troublemaking, under achieving "students" to top-tier schools. And everyone knows it only takes 1 or 2 students to disrupt a classroom of 30.
DB07 Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 2:15 PM
Wow, I find your post completely devoid of facts. Maybe you dropped them accidentally when you hit the post button?
Marie150 Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 1:34 PM
These poor performing students will find themselves out on their fannies if they should choose to be disruptive.

Education is not a right. Education is a privilege.
smokindave Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 2:11 PM
Bingo! If the private or charter school reached its level by demanding a certain performance, it's only fair that those who do not meet that level go elsewhere.
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 1:42 PM
That was the norm back in the GOOD OLD DAYS before the Peanut brained man, Carter rewarded the Unions with the Dept of Mis Education.
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 2:09 PM
BINGO, back in the day there was something called 'discipline', rules and dress codes..not so much today is it?
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 2:12 PM
P S The only discipline we see in public schools today is against kids who use the hand gun called point your finger and go bang bang; or talking about a Bubble gun;
or throwing a scrap of paper with a corner torn off and some littel squealler yelling
TEECHER< TEECHER. Or lest we forget labeling a little 6 year old as a sexual predator for HUGGING HIS teacher, or maybe kissing a pretty classmate. Other than that and the over reaction of the fools hired to teach and run the public schools,
discipline..not so much, especially in inner city schools..
Robin311 Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 1:21 PM
You place all responsibility on the students and none on the teachers, the curriculum, or the system?

Not likely.

Yes, it is. In fact, according to a new study conducted by two distinguished education scholars in the District of Columbia, school choice bolsters public high school graduation rates, reduces crime, and even creates new taxpayers:

The District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) produced $2.62 in benefits for every dollar spent on it. In other words, the return on public investment for the private-school voucher program during its early years was 162 percent. …

In our study we combined the increased-graduation results from the rigorous government evaluation with the work of labor, health, and public-policy economists who have...