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Fund the Children, not the schools
MACS Offline
#1 Posted:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oltd6AdhZAw

What say you? School choice or not? I say it's about damn time.

Interesting facts and statistics on this one.
RayR Offline
#2 Posted:
Joined: 07-20-2020
Posts: 5,929
Any CHOICE goes against all things COMMIE PROGRESSIVE, which is NO CHOICE ALLOWED, THE STATE OWNS YER CHILDREN, PAY YER FAIR SHARE AND SHUT UP! ☭
HockeyDad Offline
#3 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
Posts: 43,503
If we pick “choice” does that indicate “responsibility” because that’s not gonna fly.
ZRX1200 Offline
#4 Posted:
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$.79 per dollar

That’s the goddamn overhead in Oregon thanks to democrat policy.
HockeyDad Offline
#5 Posted:
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Posts: 43,503
ZRX1200 wrote:
$.79 per dollar

That’s the goddamn overhead in Oregon thanks to democrat policy.


Prolly could turn it over to organized crime and they would skim less.
BuckyB93 Offline
#6 Posted:
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I'm all for school choice. Both of my kids are in a Tech high school (https://techhigh.us/academics/) rather than a standard high school. It's still a public school but you have to be approved to get into it. It kind of goes like this: One week is standard class work for the three R's (reading, writing and arithmetic) and other core areas like history, biology, geography, physics, chem, foreign language and and so on. The next week they do classes in their chosen area of interest that they picked at the beginning of each semester. In the first year for the the first month or so they get to sample classes in various disciplines on the tech side to help them decide what they like and don't like.

Then they put in for 6 picks and rank them of interest from 1-6. You get 3 of out of your 6 picks from your list depending on academic performance and class availability. Very similar to signing up for college courses. Following years you are grandfathered into the classes of the previous year unless you want to change. If you want to change, again it's based on academic performance and class availability.

My son is doing welding (his first choice), robotics (his second choice) and some computer systems/graphic arts/photoshop course (this third choice)
Daughter is doing Vet tech (her first choice but now doesn't like it because part of that includes euthanasia for animals), Biotech (her second choice which is now her favorite course) and a med tech course (her third choice).

During "tech week" they do class work and field trips to businesses related to the area of the class. My son has taken field trips down to CT at some place that does underwater welding. I'm jealous that I wasn't able to go.

Last fall, students that were in HVAC courses went to a local state trooper barracks where they were updating the heating and AC system. They spent 2 or 3 days going there doing hands on work with the contracted HVAC company.

I'm 100% behind this as it teaches them and gives them exposure to real world stuff that they are interested in. I'd rather have my son or daughter spend time in an area that they gravitate to rather than forcing them to do a pottery class or poetry class that they have no interest in.

I'm not discounting pottery or poetry as worthless, these areas have their place in society. I'd like to let the parents and the kids decide which path they want to take rather and than a cookie cutter state established rigid educational system.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#7 Posted:
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There are no people who are quite so vulgar as the over-refined.
- MT
Whistlebritches Offline
#8 Posted:
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School choice is a no brainer for conservatives............for others not so much
Mike3316 Offline
#9 Posted:
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^^
Truer words have not been typed.
RayR Offline
#10 Posted:
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I think I would believe it more if "conservatives" worked hard to cut the head off the snake and abolish the unconstitutional Dept. of Education when they had the chance.
tailgater Offline
#11 Posted:
Joined: 06-01-2000
Posts: 25,960
One of my 3 kids went to a charter school.
One of the tops in our state.

I like THAT kind of school choice.

What I don't care for is sending your kid to the school in the next town over.

Used to be that a school district would all but define a town. You want your kid in the best school? Buy a house in that town. But now all you have to do is "choose" to send your kid there.
Doesn't feel right.

I won't be losing any sleep over it. But there it is.
Mr. Jones Offline
#12 Posted:
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Busing is GRRRRREEEEEEAAAAT!!!!

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TONY THE TIGER!!! 🐅🐅
Sunoverbeach Offline
#13 Posted:
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Loyalty to country—always. Loyalty to the government—when it deserves it.
- MT
Brewha Offline
#14 Posted:
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Whistlebritches wrote:
School choice is a no brainer for conservatives...........

You mean like, almost anything, right?
Sunoverbeach Offline
#15 Posted:
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We have the best government that money can buy.
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