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Old 03-11-2017, 01:57 PM
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Default Re: Democrat who blasted Betsy DeVos over school vouchers is a big fan of school choi

Originally Posted by WallyWager View Post
Pretty sure you can send your child to whatever school you want and still be opposed to sending taxpayer dollars to private education institutions in order to subsidize them. There's no hypocrisy here.
Rich parents can. Upper and some middle middle income can, but it's a struggle. For the lower middle and poor it's not an option.

We subsidize all education in the US. For the private school parent the cost is a triple hit. You lose the taxpayer subsidy going to the public school, you pay out of pocket for the private school, and you pay in after tax dollars.

The hypocrisy lies in the belief that the private option should be available only to the upper classes and the lower classes should just suck it up and go where there told. Believe it or not, there are still a few poor and middle class parents who want what's best for their kids. Given options, they will at least attempt to do what's right.

The winners in the present system is the public system and the teachers and unions. Everyone else involved, and we are all involved, loses. The kids, who are doomed to fail. The country, who misses the chance for the brightest and best and instead gets mediocre, often becoming wards of the state for 20 - life. The taxpayer, who gets nothing for their dollar.
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