Fans of school vouchers refuse to answer legitimate concerns.

They say they are for the poor and mostly
minority students who have the least but then shrug their shoulders at the
massive cuts to Bright Futures which disproportionately effects poor and mostly
minority students the most.
They say they have to take a norm
referenced tests, well if they are so great why don’t we dump the high stakes testing
agenda for public schools and say they can take the same types of tests too?   
They say they save money while at the same
time districts lament the millions and millions of dollars they are losing.
They say they are just for poor families but
then ask you not to remember that they expanded the eligibility for a family of
four from making just over 20 thousand to making just over sixty.
Furthermore the supporters of vouchers usually
are also for S.T.E.M, Common Core and teacher accountability but shrug their
shoulders at those things for private schools that take vouchers where teachers
do not have to be certified nor curriculums recognized.
Also private schools that take less than a
quarter of million dollars, the vast majority of them, don’t even have to
report how they spend the money and since over seventy percent of the money goes
to religious institutions we have effectively dismantled the first amendment
too.
Finally this program with the barest of oversight
is allowed to expand 25 percent a year, in less than five years it will take a
billion dollars annually out of the state coffers and our education system.
Despite all this voucher proponents would
have you believe the program is fine and those that oppose it or have
legitimate questions are just heartless seeking to harm poor and mostly
minority children.
Nothing could be further from the truth.

One Reply to “Fans of school vouchers refuse to answer legitimate concerns.”

  1. When public education no longer exists, that American dream of upward mobility goes with it. Dynastic wealth will once more rule the land and the masses will play servant to the few.

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