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Re: /schools

But does throwing money at a problem solve it? There are issues such as dealing with unions who wish to protect even the incompetents who pay dues and have tenure -- not to mention the parents in our area who are so obsessed with sports that they would fund them at the expense of academics -- and what is the percentage of high school athletes who make a career of sports?
On Thursday, May 20, 2004, at 12:42 AM, David Franzman wrote:

Cathy, most of the folks on this list are probably pretty tired of me
already but my take on vouchers is that you would have all the parents of
the kids who care about their futures trying to get into a couple of the
"good" schools leaving the poorest (who can't drive their kids across town)
and those who don't care going to what is left. This I think would make the
matter that much worse. Vouchers to me are a cop out for fixing what has
really become an endemic problem. If we know there are bad schools then
they should be fixed not allowed to turn out thousands of kids we know
received an inferior education. That's something we can't ignore. However,
schools will never have the same quality of education until the money that
funds them is evenly spread so that kids in poor neighborhoods get the same
buck for the bang. That ain't going to happen for a long time I fear.

(I am not a commie...I promise)  *sniff*
David Franzman
A Touch of the Tropics

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