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Subject: Re: War on Poverty Date: 1/7/2013 11:05 AM
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We have paid for private school. I still don't see that paying school taxes entitles anyone to more than a public school education.

Most of those who are demanding school vouchers aren't even paying school taxes.


How is that? From what I've observed, people asking for school vouchers tend to be of a conservative nature, have jobs, pay taxes and own homes.

I would put school vouchers in a simliar category (but not exactly) as Social Security and Medicare. They are paid for by tax payers and the tax payers eventually get something back.

Medicaid and most of welfare are true 'entitlements', where the vast majority do not contribute much if at all.

I guess it depends if school vouchers only go to the poor. If that is the case, then yes it would be an entitlement.

But IMHO, school vouchers should be accessible to everyone across the board. Let's shake things up and see if we can fix our failing public school system. Vouchers would be a huge step in the right direction.

I've already raised my kids so I no longer have a dog in this fight with nothing to gain.

But I remember those early years of home schooling. No second income from DW, I sacrificed job offers so I could be home by 4:30pm to help raise my children. My income range was 35k - 48k during that time back in the 90's. Not starving but I sure could have used that extra $ I was throwing away to my local crappy school system.

There are many middle class people that would love to take advantage of vouchers. Not for home school and perhaps not even private school (which vouchers would not cover completely), but at least driving their kids to a local school that had more to offer than their current gov't mandated school. Talk about anti-choice.

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