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The Water Cooler – Would You Support A School Voucher Program In California?


The “Water Cooler” is a feature on where we ask you a question or provide a topic, and you talk about it.

The “Water Cooler” will be up Monday-Friday at noon.

Today’s question:


QUESTION: Would you support a school voucher program in California?

(School vouchers give parents the freedom to choose a private school for their children, using all or part of the public funding set aside for their child’s education.)

Talk about it….


S January 26, 2023 - 12:09 PM - 12:09 PM

If it causes a tax increase: NO
otherwise: Our Public Schools are failing, so YES !

bob January 26, 2023 - 12:25 PM - 12:25 PM

Hard to disagree.. if you like the option of Personal Choice…

Sancho Panza January 26, 2023 - 12:43 PM - 12:43 PM

I would support this…where do I sign? The competition for education monies would cause the public school system to rethink the product they are currently selling–simple supply and demand concept!

domo January 26, 2023 - 1:22 PM - 1:22 PM

Yes! …almost anything has to be better than the quality of education kids are getting now days from public schools… Calif used to be in the top 5 of the country of quality of education – now we are among the bottom 5 despite having very high $$/student ratios… Even an internal audit of MDUSD said their teachers are among the highest paid in the state…. voucher system has to work better than what is in place now

Exit 12A January 26, 2023 - 1:29 PM - 1:29 PM

Yes. Definitely.
School choice NOW.
To hell with the CTA!

John B January 26, 2023 - 1:53 PM - 1:53 PM

CA will spend $12, 498 per student in 2023 according to I have yet to see a voucher plan that would give the families that amount. Usually proposing much less. And, who has priced private schools? Many are way above $20,000 per student, for elementary grades. So, which families are willing/able to afford the difference?

Oh, please January 26, 2023 - 7:34 PM - 7:34 PM

I suggest you look at more reputable sites, like the CA department of ed. The spending per kid is much higher than that. And, then add together state, fed, and local for CA and it is 24k.

Dorothy January 26, 2023 - 2:04 PM - 2:04 PM

This question has come up a time or two before. NO. I don’t want my public school tax dollars to go for private education. Yeah I know you all want to have the vouchers that my tax dollars help pay for but I have the right to say I don’t. Now fell free to jump up and down at me.

Rollo Tomasi January 26, 2023 - 4:20 PM - 4:20 PM

Do you want your tax dollars to continue to go toward a dogs**t public education?

Oh, please January 26, 2023 - 7:39 PM - 7:39 PM

Well, I don’t want my tax dollars to go to junkies for needle exchanges. So, getting a good education seems worth the tax. I didn’t get to say no to that, so hopefully, we can both suffer then.

John B January 26, 2023 - 2:07 PM - 2:07 PM

Ok, just did a quick web search. There are some elementaries in Concord with tuition in the $7-9,000 range. Carondolet is $16, 900. My point is just for folks to be aware that a voucher probably won’t cover the entire cost of private school. Just a heads up.

Sancho Panza January 26, 2023 - 10:31 PM - 10:31 PM

Parents will sacrifice if they value a good private school education—this entails not living in a McMansion, driving a 20 year old car and not taking extravagant vacations every year. Your child’s future is worth it! We did it and are reaping what we sowed…

Lazy K January 26, 2023 - 4:17 PM - 4:17 PM


Glen223 January 26, 2023 - 4:31 PM - 4:31 PM

In favor of vouchers. Also in favor of eliminating the property taxes that go to the school districts that support the bulk$hit curriculum.

The public school system in CA is at the bottom of the outhouse. 💩

Ricardoh January 26, 2023 - 7:20 PM - 7:20 PM


The Fearless Spectator January 26, 2023 - 8:40 PM - 8:40 PM

If there is one thing California government officials don’t want parents to have, it’s choices.
That in itself should be reason enough to support school voucher opportunities. When the little one comes home from school with questions about chest binders, you’ll be glad to have a choice.

Doh January 26, 2023 - 9:14 PM - 9:14 PM

No because it takes money away from public schools and gives it to private schools. Our schools need money. The state needs to return all of the money it took from the schools.

Rollo Tomasi January 27, 2023 - 3:08 PM - 3:08 PM

If the public school system becomes more proficient due to competing for revenue, parents would be more likely to send their child to the public school down the street rather than the private school on the other side of town.

Oh, please January 28, 2023 - 8:15 AM - 8:15 AM

The last thing that public schools need is more money. They need to be accountable for the insane funds they already get. Maybe if they taught actual academics instead of social justice, the money might stretch further. Maybe if the union cared about kids rather than their political agendas, we might have more for the kids. I could go on and on here. Don’t even get me started on educating citizens of other countries for free at the expense of our own.

prairiegirl January 27, 2023 - 5:33 AM - 5:33 AM


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