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Author: ascenzm Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 756811  
Subject: Eliminate Public Schools Date: 12/13/2012 9:40 AM
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They're nothing but conveyer belts for Marxism.

Bill Ayers understands this.

Mike

http://townhall.com/columnists/kyleolson/2012/12/13/bill-aye...

Ayers’ acknowledgement that radical leftists are using classrooms and public spaces to influence children should be a wakeup call to every parent and taxpayer. Educators are paid to teach kids to read, write and think for themselves, not to brainwash them in revolutionary ideology.

Ayers is not an educator. He’s an unconvicted terrorist who wants to use our tax money to further his goal of destroying the greatest nation in the history of the world. And he’s calling on the people teaching your children to assist him.

If we are smart, we will use our leverage as taxpayers to stop this nonsense in its tracks, before it becomes an even bigger problem.
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Subject: Re: Eliminate Public Schools Date: 12/13/2012 10:08 AM
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I wouldn't eliminate public schools, but I would eliminate the Dept of Education in DC, plus I also would make unions/strikes illegal for teachers, plus I would have the states offer a complete slate of charter schools that operate separate from the regular public schools.

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Subject: Re: Eliminate Public Schools Date: 12/13/2012 10:41 AM
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I wouldn't eliminate public schools, but I would eliminate the Dept of Education in DC, plus I also would make unions/strikes illegal for teachers, plus I would have the states offer a complete slate of charter schools that operate separate from the regular public schools.
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Voucher provided education is just so much simpler.

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Subject: Re: Eliminate Public Schools Date: 12/13/2012 12:57 PM
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I wouldn't eliminate public schools, but I would eliminate the Dept of Education in DC, plus I also would make unions/strikes illegal for teachers, plus I would have the states offer a complete slate of charter schools that operate separate from the regular public schools.

I would eliminate public schools.

I'd bundle up existing public schools (on a per-campus basis), along with supporting facilities (same basis) with sufficient debt to give them a net present enterprise value of ZERO. And then GIVE them, outright, to the people who currently work in them.

Then the money currently being spent on schools would go to school vouchers, with every school-age child getting a voucher good for full fees at an accredited school within a certain distance of that child's home and with suitable capacity to accept that child and meet any special needs. AN accredited school - NOT NECESSARILY the one the family would choose.

The family would be free to put other money with that voucher in order to send the kid to a different school.

The family would also be free to not use the voucher - to send the kid to a non-accredited school, or to homeschool. Then if they submit to standardized testing* and the test result shows the kid did better than the average of local accredited schools with similar students, the family gets half the value of the voucher in cash, no questions asked.

* Standardized testing must be coupled with history to, where possible, show individual student PROGRESS as well as current status. A student's one-year progress would then be compared against that of same-age students who had about the same level of prior educational achievement. This comparison would be done for ALL students, and accredited (and accreditation-seeking) schools would be rated based on their students' progress as compared to similar students in other schools. The resulting school ratings would be public information, and preferable factor into schools' remaining accredited.

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