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Private Schools Are Cheaper Than Public Schools

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posted on Dec, 16 2010 @ 03:03 PM
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Indeed.

That's the point I'm trying to make.

Everyones children could be getting a higher quality education at lower cost if the system was entirely privatized.




posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 11:37 AM
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A teacher finds away around limited funds using the voluntary free market:

mises.org...

Unwilling to shortchange his students or to pay for the copies himself, the visionary teacher found an alternative: he began to sell advertisements on his test papers. According to USA Today, he charged $10 per ad on quizzes, $20 per ad on chapter tests, and $30 per ad on semester finals. Within a few days he had over 75 email requests for ads! Farber has already generated $350 in ad revenue. The article also states that approximately 67% of the ad sales are inspirational messages, paid for by parents. Others are from local businesses.


The entire article is golden.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 11:46 AM
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But it's not all about money - 80% of wealthy kids go to public school; only 20% go to private schools.


Where do the children of the wealthy go to school?

In December 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau released data on the social and economic characteristics of students enrolled in the nation’s schools in October 2005. It turns out that of the eight million youngsters in grades K-12 who come from families with annual incomes of $100,000 or more, 80 percent (6.4 million) attend public schools and 20 percent (1.6 million) attend private schools.



...If you privatize public schools and prisons - will ALL our tax dollars go to Halliburton and other mercenary military corporations?

Or do you have list of acceptable alternative expenditures?

...Do you even know how hard our grandparents fought for tax money to go to benefit the people, not just the rulers?






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posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 11:47 AM
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Originally posted by soficrow
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...If you privatize public schools and prisons - will ALL our tax dollars go to Halliburton and other mercenary military corporations?


You do realize that Halliburton is a defense contractor that makes the majority of its profits from government contracts right?

If the free market was allowed to operate, Halliburton would be out of business.

www.halliburtonwatch.org...

Halliburton's most lucrative contract is with the U.S. Army. It is officially known as "LOGCAP" (or Logistics Civil Augmentation Program). LOGCAP is a "cost plus" contract performed by Halliburton's KBR subsidiary. This is the contract that requires KBR to feed, house and transport troops around Iraq and the middle east.

The LOGCAP contract is the most lucrative contract being performed in Iraq today. Under the cost-plus provisions of LOGCAP, the U.S. government pays KBR 1 percent of every purchase KBR makes with the possibility of an additional 2 percent as an incentive bonus that is paid if the company is operating efficiently and honestly. When KBR buys food for the troops, it is paid 1 percent of the cost of that food. When KBR constructs a new military housing facility, it is paid 1 percent of the construction costs. When KBR houses its staff at hotels or purchases trucks and equipment to carryout its duties, it is paid 1 percent of those costs.


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posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 11:52 AM
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Originally posted by mnemeth1

Originally posted by soficrow
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...If you privatize public schools and prisons - will ALL our tax dollars go to Halliburton and other mercenary military corporations?


You do realize that Halliburton is a defense contractor that makes the majority of its profits from government contracts right?


That's my point.



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by soficrow
That's my point.



So your point is that you have no logical point?

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posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 12:18 PM
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...Do you even know how hard our grandparents fought for tax money to go to benefit the people, not just the rulers?


That tax dollars are going to the rulers at record levels.

My grandparents were the driving force behind getting me into private school. But then I come from several generations of authority hating hand biters. Flipping off the gov, any gov, is like the family motto.

PS Quick praise for ATS mobile being back! I hate seeing all of the eye raping graphics on the standard page.


 
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posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 01:05 PM
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Yeah, I love how socialists don't realize that socialism is the primary cause of wealth disparity.

They sit there blaming free markets yet haven't the foggiest idea why the country's wealth disparity increases as the nation becomes ever-more socialized and controlled.

As if more socialism will somehow correct this problem.


edit on 17-12-2010 by mnemeth1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 04:26 PM
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No communists want to challenge my claims?

I am disappoint.




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