An Editorial you gotta read

Go down

An Editorial you gotta read

Post by SamCogar on Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:57 pm

An Editorial you gotta read

Tuesday December 1, 2009
W.Va. lawmakers should enable charter schools

SamCogar

Number of posts : 6238
Location : Burnsville, WV
Registration date : 2007-12-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: An Editorial you gotta read

Post by TerryRC on Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:48 am

I, for one, have no problem with charter schools.

I'd prefer to do it in the form of "If you send kids to private schools you don't pay local school taxes". Same for homeschooling, except some sort of fee might be in order for use of public facilities, like inter mural sports, for example.

Think about it, however, in terms of federal grants to these private schools. Once you take Caesar's salt...

Federal funds are like crack. Once they start coming, entities will do just about anything to keep them flowing.

TerryRC

Number of posts : 2762
Registration date : 2008-01-05

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: An Editorial you gotta read

Post by Aaron on Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:50 pm

I think vouchers would be more in line Terry. But if that happened, Charleston Catholic would become the largest school in Kanawha County, they would have to build a sister school in Putnam County and Huntington St. Joe would become the largest school in Cabell county and thousands of teachers would suddenly become unemployed.

That's why charter schools won't pass unless they gurantee public teachers access to the jobs as Judy Hale as already dictated.
avatar
Aaron

Number of posts : 9841
Age : 52
Location : Putnam County for now
Registration date : 2007-12-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: An Editorial you gotta read

Post by TerryRC on Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:04 am

I think vouchers would be more in line Terry. But if that happened, Charleston Catholic would become the largest school in Kanawha County, they would have to build a sister school in Putnam County and Huntington St. Joe would become the largest school in Cabell county and thousands of teachers would suddenly become unemployed.

Possibly. Where I came from, St. Mary's parish in ol' CNY, only members of the parish could put their kids in the associated school. I don't see the immediate mass exodus that you forecast.

Regardless. I'd think any private school would be afraid of federal funding, directly or indirectly. Sooner or later the attached strings become apparent.

TerryRC

Number of posts : 2762
Registration date : 2008-01-05

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: An Editorial you gotta read

Post by SheikBen on Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:20 am

I agree, as Ron Paul says, if you get in bed with government, expect the STD.

SheikBen
Moderator

Number of posts : 3445
Age : 42
Location : The Soviet Socialist Republic of Illinois
Registration date : 2008-01-02

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: An Editorial you gotta read

Post by Aaron on Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:07 am

Within 15 driving miles of CC, there are at least 10 public high schools. If 10% were able to take their vouchers and apply them to a private school, that's not a mass exodus and Charleston Catholic is suddenly the largest high school in the region.
avatar
Aaron

Number of posts : 9841
Age : 52
Location : Putnam County for now
Registration date : 2007-12-28

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: An Editorial you gotta read

Post by SheikBen on Sun Dec 13, 2009 3:26 pm

Aaron,

Private schools can expel dumbarses and the parents are by nature more involved in their kids' educations.

I am convinced that if the public schools could replicate these conditions, they would be better places to be.

SheikBen
Moderator

Number of posts : 3445
Age : 42
Location : The Soviet Socialist Republic of Illinois
Registration date : 2008-01-02

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: An Editorial you gotta read

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum