quote:Originally posted by Constructive Feedback:
The Federal government doesn't take over the school systems and does not operate them (except for the DOD system).
No one has suggested they do so.
quote:THE ONLY SCHOOLS THAT HAVE BEEN THREATENED WITH HAVING THEIR FUNDS REDUCED ARE SCHOOLS THAT HAVE SYSTEMATICALLY FAILED TO PREFORM.
It appears that you are not aware that the funding associated with the children who leave the public schools goes with them. As I said, this reduces the support for the already ridiculously underfunded schools.
You would shove a garden hose down someone's throat who was drowning.
quote:This is an important notion MBM - ARE YOU FOR THE INTERESTS OF THE STUDENTS OR FOR THE SCHOOL SYSTEM?
Vouchers reduces funding at public schools leaving them poorer and further gutting what precious little morale and "hope" that might be there. It pushes the better teachers away and generally increases the chances that the remaining students will be worse prepared for life.
All that to help a small percentage of children is nonsensical. Help me understand how on Earth you can conjure an argument for it.
quote:WHAT MOTIVATION DO THEY HAVE TO CHANGE FOR THE BETTER?
Uh, some state and local governments care about their public schools systems. Some elected officials are held accountable for results in their schools. Some people actually give a shit.
quote:What if you web hosting company had outages everyday for a year? They then raise your monthly prices by 10% with promises to do better. At the end of another year - they still have outages and seek more funding. Do you figure that you would continue using their services?
Dumb analogy. In the private sector the entire point is to create competition. Some services are deemed appropriate for the government to provide.
I don't hear you talking about privatizing the police function - we know its screwed up. Why not?