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Superintendent’s Shocking Comment Reminds Us That School Choice is an Uphill Battle

Nos Nevets Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 9:10 AM
Would this be a problem if the school were not a Government School? --- Always ask that question. The world of ideas is too important to be left in control of a government. That is the essence of the 1st Amendment.
mitch121 Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 10:35 AM
actually, Nos, i've heard liberals argue that education is "too important to entrust to the private sector". that's right, that evil capitalist system that gave us everything from computers to jets to abundant food is somehow incapable of teaching little Johnny how to read & add. something THAT IMPORTANT needs to be left to the folks who brought us the post office, et. al...

"Liberal Logic" puts the 'moron' in oxymoron...
everyonesfacts4usall Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 11:08 AM
Mitch, all the things you mention also took place in the public sector. Food production has historically been a mixture. The Green Revolution was as much public policy as private enterprise. The Neolithic Revolution the same.

Early computers were also sponsored with government money. Not your best post I hope.
Richard20 Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 4:22 PM
Comparing the neolithic movement from hunter/gathering to agriculture to modern public policy? And Government did get involved in computers and aircraft - using resources to speed developments being made at private companies. Perhaps the same can be true for private education?
modernmover Wrote: Apr 10, 2013 9:35 PM
Remember, schools teach to the lowest common denominator. Always have, always will. Damn the tax dollars, send your kids to a private school. You will win in the long run as I did. My kids did all their college on academic scholarships after private school. A bachelors in engineering and a PhD in science. All with no student loans and no cost to me.
hboring Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 1:08 AM
It's not government involvement that is the problem. It's the Federal government involvement that is the problem. At the local level, where control should lie, parents and teachers can work together to solve problems. The worst thing Jimmy Carter ever did was create the Department of Education, with its unfeeling top down approach. It should be abolished, at once.

Is this really what the education establishment thinks of parents, particularly black parents?

As Wisconsin legislators debate expanding the state’s parental choice private school voucher program, Racine Unified Superintendent Dr. Ann Laing’s shocking comments from the last budget cycle remind us school choice is an uphill battle.

The fight is not just against unions, but the entire know-it-all education blob.

Laing was filmed in December 2011 by the Milwaukee County Black Alliance for Education Options. During her appearance, she was critical of the voucher program that had been expanded to her school district and would begin later that year.

But...