Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
So, allowing people to take their money and children out of mismanaged schools that are too interested in social engineering and less interested in
teaching the real subjects and putting them into private schools that teach the real subjects and are more efficient would destroy the community?
They have turned you into a brainwashed zombie, haven't they?
Thomas, you're an idiot! I mean that in a nice way, though!
As always, my Rabid Right Wing propagandist, do the FREAKIN' MATH!!!!
I'll go slow, since I know that you're ideologically challenged when it comes to math: the tax voucher that families can deduct is an on paper
accounting mechanism, meaning that when tuition is to be paid at the beginning of the year, in real funds, it's not there to be applied. Second, the
vouchers in discussion have about a $2500 ceiling per child.Third, Tuition, books, uniforms, and busing to go to a good private school is going to
come out in the $6000 - $8000 range per year.
So, lets tabulate, shall we?
A family in a poor to bad neighborhood ( but they're God fearing Church go'ers, and Republicans and white, OK?
) with three kids and a household
income of $40,000 would pay $18,000 - $24,000 to send their children to private school and in return, receive a $7500 tax credit at year end. Oh yeah,
tuition is also not paid in pre tax dollars, so figure that $40,000 after taxes to be $30,000.
Now you tell me, what income bracket is this REALLY designed to give relief to? Certainly not the ones that are being trumpeted as the beneficiaries,
that's for sure.
And what is 'social engineering' to you? Teaching Evolution as fact over Creationism? Voiding all cross culture education in favor of the Pilgrim
My solution? Bring Corporate sponsorship into the most challenged schools. Let them subsidize and in return, based on the school's recovery status,
let them receive a tax break on a sliding scale. In my industry, Information Technology, I know corporation rotate computers out of use about every
three years. As an added deduction, companies getting rid of there older version computing can practically put a computer lab in every classroom of a
school. Even more deductions can be earned by having employees tutor & teach on a volunteer basis, in real world subjects that are going to make the
kids more prepared for the job market.
This way you have corporate America earning their tax break, instead of throwing money at political candidates.