The slippery slope of vouchers, welfare for the well off

If vouchers were used to let poor students escape
failing schools (there are more failing charter schools than public schools by
the way), to attend schools with certified teachers (some pay their junior
college grads 12 bucks an hour) with recognized curriculums (some 164 in Florida
including 12 in Jacksonville teach creationism) who took the same
accountability measure as their public school counterparts then maybe we could
have a conversation, but they don’t.
And now the real intention of vouchers has been
revealed and that’s to create a welfare system for the well off.  A recent bill in the Florida legislature has
just proposed it.
From Redefined Ed: Partial scholarships for higher-income students. The
scholarship amount would be reduced in proportion to the size of the income. At
the top, a student whose household income is 260 percent of poverty, or $62,010
for a household of four, would be eligible for a 50 percent scholarship.
Vouchers
are not here to help students, they are here to kneecap unions, handicap
schools, funnel public money to religious institutions and if we allow them to
continue to provide welfare for the well off, which is what I think their original
intent was all along. You want to talk vouchers? Go back to paragraph one and we
can start there.

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