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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….
If it causes a tax increase: NO
otherwise: Our Public Schools are failing, so YES !
Hard to disagree.. if you like the option of Personal Choice…
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!
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
School choice NOW.
To hell with the CTA!
CA will spend $12, 498 per student in 2023 according to worldpopulationreview.com. 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?
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.
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.
Do you want your tax dollars to continue to go toward a dogs**t public education?
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.
Ok, just did a quick web search. There are some elementaries in Concord with tuition in the $7-9,000 range. Carondolet is $16, 900. My point is just for folks to be aware that a voucher probably won’t cover the entire cost of private school. Just a heads up.
Parents will sacrifice if they value a good private school education—this entails not living in a McMansion, driving a 20 year old car and not taking extravagant vacations every year. Your child’s future is worth it! We did it and are reaping what we sowed…
In favor of vouchers. Also in favor of eliminating the property taxes that go to the school districts that support the bulk$hit curriculum.
The public school system in CA is at the bottom of the outhouse. 💩
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.
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.
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.
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.
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