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Is School Choice a Good Investment?

mary anne24 Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 12:53 PM
The main problem with the education system is that as a whole, and I have seen these changes just over 15 years of teaching, people don't value education. Maybe because nowadays having a college or high school diploma does not help. But, the other reason people don't value education is because in their communities, the role models they look up to - they have money etc and they did not get it by doing well in school. It's hard to keep telling kids to work hard etc and they see themselves where they are likely to end up. I think we give kids every possible chance in NYC public schools anyway...I mean we give them everything. Still what is the problem? They don't value education. Vouchers are good and they may help the achievers but
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 1:36 PM
And another question would be are the kids challenged, good and concerned teachers seem to be few and far apart, you sound like one that this mama and grandma would support. My criteria regarding the public and parochial school teachers that taught my kids was that if they have proven to be among the few dedicated and good teachers they had my backing 100%, the others often met me breathing fire. My older kids attended a Lutheran parochial school til we were 'invited' to leave, then because it was before WI enacted it's home school law, they had to attend public schools, one of the Jr Highs was more or less the City Zoo, my youngest attended k -3 a small CHristian school, later along with two of his older brothers. One of those returned
Tea Party in Wisconsin formerlyTea Party Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 1:38 PM
to the Zoo after hernia surgery and on the first day, punched in the stomach. Needless to say we withdrew him immediately and enrolled him the school the other two were attending. The other is our adopted son, who was diagnosed with a personality disorder and was always in trouble in the public school system. I have the utmost respect for the good, dedicated teachers.
HermanBB Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 1:49 PM
To mary anne

You used a lot of code words but I got your point.
Loiso12013 Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 1:07 PM
what a useless post....by a useless teacher.
mary anne24 Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 1:08 PM
Like you would know anything.
FranksNBeans Wrote: Feb 04, 2013 1:16 PM
And you are a complete idiot lowass.

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...