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Public Schooling is a form of `Welfare'

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I don't personally care who qualifies for FS, and I don't know too much about it, either.  I do know that there is a lot of FS haters on this site whom find no good reason for anyone to ever receive any type of assistance. 

 It got me thinking..........

Public Schooling is a `freebie' too.  Sure. you can say you pay taxes, but those taxes we pay are apparently going to every `public' program in some way, shape or form. When you opt to send your child to a public school anywhere in this country than I'd say you pretty much gave up your right to bitch about families on PA because your child is receiving a `free education'.   I would think that most people would want more for their children than a public school education.  College is NOT the only form of edu that parents should be required to pony up their dollars for. 

(And, no, my children do not attend public school.)

by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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by Anonymous 5 on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Plus, you have to do fundraisers. I didn't know having a child meant that you would become a salesman.

Quoting ElitestJen:

Nope.  I pay federal income tax, state income tax, property tax, and car registration taxes. 

People who receive food stamps definitely don't pay federal taxes, probably don't pay state taxes.  They may well pay property and car registration taxes....but they're certainly not footing the bill for all of it. 

Besides, anyone who thinks "free, public school" is free is on crack.  There are supplies, lunches, activity fees, etc. that go into all that shit. 

My daughter goes to a public high school, and so far this year, we've paid out over $2000.  Free, my ass. 

by Anonymous 6 on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:43 PM
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So, couldn't you say the same for police, fire, 911, roads, etc.?

Then we'd all be considered on PA :)
by Anonymous 7 on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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Public school isn't free. My taxes go to pay for it. Hell in my district EVERYONE'S taxes pay for it regardless if you have kids in school. I can see how it could technically be considered welfare. Makes me laugh even harder about the whiny asses that like to bitch about how their taxes go to pay for other people's food stamps and oh GOD don't you dare spend that shit on junk food!

by Platinum Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Schooling is required by law. People are already paying for the schools in the form of property taxes whether they rent or own.  Many people on public assistance have never paid into that program.

BTW, I think that schools should be privatized, along with a lot of other failed government programs.

by Angie on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:44 PM

That is true, but look at the state of them?  I think a lot of the idea of `socialism', but public schools just suck.

Quoting Anonymous:

Public schools are 'socialist'

by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:45 PM
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I think you have a unique and good perspective. 

by Gold Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:45 PM

That stinks that your library isn't open every day.  My local library is open seven days a week and has great children's programs.  I love books as well.  I got a Nook for Christmas last year, but just can't adjust to it.  I want a book, not a tablet!  My library does offer e-books for those that have made the leap.

Quoting MeAndTommyLee:

Libraries?  I don't know...really.  I use to frequent the library on the weekly basis when I was growing up in the 70's and loved it.  Today, they're trying to limit how many days the libraries are open because who goes there anymore?  It seems that most people are only concerned with reading things online.  I love my books and have hundreds of them and don't see myself giving them up. 

Again, something to ponder with the library question...

Quoting danandsamsmom:

My children don't attend public school, but I don't consider public school the same as other forms of public assistance. I tend to think of public assistance as things that have income restrictions.  Do you also consider using the library to be public assistance?


by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:45 PM
This depends on your area. Where I live you actually see how much of your property tax went to your local school district. So it's not actually free.
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by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Quoting Anonymous:

No, public school isn't welfare. It is an American right for all children of this country, and one you will always be granted as long as you are a school aged citizen. Nothing to do with income.
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by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:46 PM
You're serious?
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