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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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littlelamb303
by Ruby Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 5:26 PM

BS.  My school and property taxes equal out to7k a year,  I get nothing for free.  My dd went to private school for many years and we still had to pay those taxes

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 8, 2012 at 5:33 PM


Quoting ElitestJen:


Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting ElitestJen:


Quoting Anonymous:

Ummm, did I mention federal or state taxes?  Are you having issues with reading comprehension again, sweetie?  I asked about property taxes on the home you live in.  And no, you don't pay 3 or 4 times that anyway.  I call liar.  You talk way too much about how much money you supposedly have to actually have any.  People with money don't talk about it unless they are low class.  So which are you?  Low income or low class?


Really?  Find one reply where I've stated how much money I have.  Go ahead.  I'll wait.  I've never answered a single post asking what our income is and I've never stated how much money we have.  In fact, I've corrected people when they said we were rich.  LOL  


Oh, please.  You pay how much in taxes per year?  What do you think that points to?  Are you really that stupid or do you just think the rest of us are?

How about addressing the first part of my reply or did you forget about it?

LOL   Since you asked, I think the rest of you are. 

And, do you really think property taxes are the only funds to education?  See?  I told you it wasn't me that was stupid. 

Are you going to tell me what your property taxes are or are you going to continue to avoid the question so that you don't have to admit that you take government assistance to send your children to school?  Considering you are not paying, on average, $11,000 per student, per year, for your children to go to school, it's a pretty valid question.  You don't pay that per year with all of your taxes, per child.  Why does it hurt you so bad to admit you don't provide your child's education?  Is it because you can't complain about others on PA?  Why don't you homeschool?  

Fucking moron.  I think you need to do a little research before answering.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Oct. 8, 2012 at 5:34 PM
Our public schools cost around $100 to register.. Not much but still


Quoting MeAndTommyLee:

Public school is free.  All you have to do is walk and register whether you own or rent, does not matter. 


Quoting Dzyre1115:


 I don't know about you but there is nothing free about my school tax bill every year, it's 95% of the taxes on my homes!




littlelamb303
by Ruby Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 5:35 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

Does anyone on here pay, on one property, that they live in, $3,000 to $5,000 a year on homeowner's taxes (sorry, rent does not count)?  That is the average price for one year of private school, per child.  I'd say the assistance received on public school tuition definitely counts as a form of government assistance.

I pay 7k a year in property/school taxes.  I live on Long Island and that is actually low so I pay plenty for my dd to use he public schools . You cannot say I do not.

goodmama85
by Diamond Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 5:37 PM
Exactly where in the hell did you come up with such nonsense from Op?

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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ElitestJen
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 5:37 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

Are you going to tell me what your property taxes are or are you going to continue to avoid the question so that you don't have to admit that you take government assistance to send your children to school?  Considering you are not paying, on average, $11,000 per student, per year, for your children to go to school, it's a pretty valid question.  You don't pay that per year with all of your taxes, per child.  Why does it hurt you so bad to admit you don't provide your child's education?  Is it because you can't complain about others on PA?  Why don't you homeschool?  

Fucking moron.  I think you need to do a little research before answering.

LOL  No, I'm not paying $11,000k per student.  Neither is the school. Not even close.  Since you think you know so much about me, you should know what state I live in and what the average per pupil spending is here. 

I did homeschool for a while (while continuing to pay taxes).  I also have another child in private school. 

What is it that you said is supposed to hurt me? 

azpreemiemom
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 5:38 PM
It's no free when we pay 1200 a year in property taxes and 30k+ a year on income taxes
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azpreemiemom
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 5:38 PM
It's no free when we pay 1200 a year in property taxes and 30k+ a year on income taxes
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LadyBugMom09
by Platinum Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 5:42 PM
It's not free, prperty tax, sales tax, income tax, state tax, all thhat is money you're paying for public school.
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littlelamb303
by Ruby Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 5:44 PM

My schools here on Long Island claim they spend around 13 k or more on each student and even more on special ed students.  Property/school taxes average 10k around here ( we pay a litte less than that).  The taxes here are the highest in the country, and unfortunately my school district is not so great.  DD actually went to parochial school for 9 yrs until the tuition got too high, but we do not qualify for any help. .I can't wait to move to another part of the country eventually  The high taxes also pay for the six figures teachers make, but it is not just teachers making that.  Principals, 140k,  head of the janitors 110k head of the lunch program 100k    There is no other place in the country that rewards non educational positions such high salaries and it shows in our taxes.  Most superintendants make250k and up.

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