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Attention Military Families: Why Obama Wants To End The School Voucher Program!

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In March, Congress voted to eliminate the vouchers after the 2009-2010 school year unless it is re-approved by the D.C. City Council and . . . Congress. The program, which helps send 1,700 kids to school with $7,500 vouchers, was excised even as the stimulus is throwing billions to the nation's school districts.

The NEA's letter was a pre-emptive strike against the possibility that 750,000 students in military families would benefit from vouchers. That idea was raised in a Senate hearing this month, when military families explained that frequent moves and inconsistent schooling was harmful to their children. "The creation of a school voucher program should be considered," Air Force wife Patricia Davis dared to say.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124536836839329429.html

 
LoriKeet

Asked by LoriKeet at 9:05 AM on Jun. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I find it odd that people who are so pro welfare and entitlement programs, are anti vouchers.

    Don't entitlement programs reward parents for bad decisions as well?

    I'm for vouchers. Let's create some competition for crappy schools. Pay out the 7500, but give the school district 8500 if they can reform and win back students with solid scholastic standards.

    If they continue to lase students, fire the staff and start over.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:05 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • Good.
    SarahColbert

    Answer by SarahColbert at 9:06 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124536836839329429.html


     


    In keeping with his stance on placating the unions, Obama would cut the school voucher program in order to go along with the NEA's concern that if upwards of a million children of military men and women had the option of attending a private school or a public school in a far better school district in order to obtain a top-notch education, that it would negatively affect the public school system, and the ideologies it invokes, controls, and manipulates among its teachers which is passed down to the students.


    That's transparancy for yah!!

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:09 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • sarah

    You AGREE that the school voucher program should be ended?! Do you not care about the children of military families?!
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:10 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • Do you even know what transparency means?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • I don't think they should get any special favors.
    SarahColbert

    Answer by SarahColbert at 9:11 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • Honestly I don't see how this has anything to do with military families. We usually move several hundred miles away from our last home. So it's not like we could cart our kids to those schools even if there was a "voucher program". If you move frequently at one duty station, that's your problem....

    And most DOD schools allow your kids to go to that school (on base or post) no matter where you live within that area.
    Cavalrybaby02

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 9:12 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • Lori, you'll have to excuse Sarah, she doesn't support the military at all.


    I also think that's what DOD schools were created for, was so children in military families could get a good education no matter what the schools on the "outside" looked like.
    Cavalrybaby02

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 9:15 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • LoriKeet
    Do you even know how is the military life?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:15 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • I personally live in a state were I would like to but my son to the military school system. Why ? Because they have the best test results,best teachers. They even have a special military program for troubled teens.
    Tristana

    Answer by Tristana at 9:18 AM on Jun. 21, 2009

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