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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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MeAndTommyLee
by Ruby Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Homeschooling is an option in all states since the Supreme Court ruled so in the 50's.  I agree with you on the privatization of schools.  It would widen the compass of learning for all students and give families a better and more comprehensive choice based on their children's dominant  subjects and learning styles. The public school one-size-fits all approach is a glaring failure that has been going on far too long.  The demand for Standardized Testing Standards attached to federal dollars is making a terrible situation even worse. 


 

Quoting TexanMomOf6:

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.


ElitestJen
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:51 PM
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Quoting Anonymous:

Uh, no it's not. There are no income qualification to go to public school. Welfare always has an income component. You annoyed me too much with " I would think that most people would want more for their children than a public school education. " to actually want to have any more of a conversation with you.

Yep.  The public schools in my area are fantastic! 

Seriously, my daughter's high school is the closest thing to High School Musical I've ever seen in my life.  And their test scores are great!

jazzgirl205
by Bronze Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:51 PM
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Public schooling is essential for a democratic republic which relies on an educated populace.  We all benefit from public education because most people on whom we depend attended public schools.  Many of America's mayors attended public schools along with bank managers, businesspeople, policemen and firefighters.  I send my daughter to public school even though we can afford private.  If the middle class turns its back on public education, it will only exist to educate the poor and will do a bad job of it.  This will create a gulf between the haves and the have-nots.  There's a bigger picture here.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:51 PM
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It is if you have no property.

Quoting Mcelly:

Property taxes pay for public school. It's not PA.
spicy_n_sweet
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Public school funding is a form of wealth redistribution.   Every child has the right to a public education, the taxes that pay for that education are definitely on a sliding scale. Some pay a shitload into the public school system, some pay little to nothing into it.  People who have no children attending public school contribute to the public school system as well.  Other side, some who have  children in the public school system pay nothing into it.

It's not welfare. It's wealth redistribution.  A form of wealth redistribution that I'm fine with.

macbudsmom
by Ruby Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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Gosh did you drive on a public road today op? Guess you're on PA too.
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my123sons
by Silver Member on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Not welfare, but like public roads, police, fire departments and libraries it is socialist.
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Erna2
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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Actually, we pay taxes in our property taxes that go directly to our High school, Middle school, and Elementary school in our area. We live in a fairly small town.. So yes, technically we do pay for school here.

ElitestJen
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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Quoting MeAndTommyLee:

Homeschooling is an option in all states since the Supreme Court ruled so in the 50's.  I agree with you on the privatization of schools.  It would widen the compass of learning for all students and give families a better and more comprehensive choice based on their children's dominant  subjects and learning styles. The public school one-size-fits all approach is a glaring failure that has been going on far too long.  The demand for Standardized Testing Standards attached to federal dollars is making a terrible situation even worse.

I totally agree.  Attach the dollars to the kid, not the district, and promote choice.

miss_lisa
by on Oct. 6, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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No, because your landlord still pays property tax with the rent you pay. You may not pay property taxes directly, but you still contribute to them.

Quoting Anonymous:

It is if you have no property.



Quoting Mcelly:

Property taxes pay for public school. It's not PA.
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