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are you really not getting my point?
What are "qualified" students?
It sounds to me like you're saying that everyone in the whole country gets the same "allowance" and then chooses the school. Is that correct?
How are you going to follow up on people who don't use those vouchers, and instead neglect their kids' schooling altogether?
With a voucher system, will every school have equally competent, trained teachers? Or is it more like a crapshoot?
How do we do that today? If you opt not to send your kid to school or homeschool them, I presume that Child Services or someone finds out about it and you get in trouble, and that would be the same under a voucher system. As for parents who don't care where their kid goes to school, I assume that they'll just send them to the most convenient location, but that's their decision, isn't it?
If my day was the way I wanted it?
I would wake up and take my child to the school of my choice, not the one determined for me by my zip code, paid for by my tax dollars, teaching whatever curriculum so-called appointed experts I have no say in and not held accountable to me deem to be the best.
You would do likewise.
This would be paid for by restructuring the concept of "public" education so that everyone receives an equal grant of money to follow their child. It's called a voucher. I call it my tax dollars following my child, and your tax dollars following your child.
And if the school I chose is radically different from yours and not what you would choose, then you would shut your cake hole and look after your own kids. I would do the same.
If you opt not to send your kid to school or homeschool them, I presume that Child Services or someone finds out about it and you get in trouble,
So to summarize, you're a self proclaimed, lifelong progressive who just authored a thread advocating the removal of religion in schools who is asking me....
1. Where did I get the idea that progressives want to remove religion from schools, and...
2. Where did I get the idea that progressives want to replace religion with psychiatry?
Well the first answer is obvious... YOU.
You think that the way to fix it is to implement yet another "new education method", despite the failure of previous such efforts, and little indication that this will be any different. I think that the way to fix it is to open up the market and allow competition to result in better education.
Tell me don't you see that progressive schooling seems like an attack on the identity of religious people wanting to pass it down to to their kids?
Dale! YOU were the one who presented a vid about a 'new education method' and then implied/said it was a "Progressive, Common-Core Based" thing!!!
I never said YOU want to replace religion with psychiatry. I said YOU gave me the idea that progressives want to remove religion from schools.
Am I wrong on THAT account, because if not you're response was way out of line.
Progressives won't stop until uttering the word "God", painting a picture of Jesus, or wearing a cross around your neck in school will get you suspended or sent to a counselor for a healthy dose of atheist brainwashing and some pills.
You seem to have taken that quite personally though. I'm not implying that you want to replace religion with psychiatry and medication,
but other folks who proudly tote the progressive banner most certainly do.