Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The DC School Voucher Rally




At 5/14/2009 1:02 AM, Blogger Shakes The Clown said...

bless you for posting this.

They say that gay marriage is the new civil rights. I am for gay marriage, but gay people make more money than any other demographic. This isn't a bad country to be gay. This is the best country to be gay.

The real civil rights movement is in school choice. And school choice is the best chance to give everyone an opportuntiy and get our educational system back on track. It really is where the rubber meets the road.

At 5/14/2009 7:06 AM, Anonymous DiabolicalMechanism said...

let's get the government out of education.

At 5/14/2009 8:17 AM, Anonymous geoih said...

The real question is will the DC community withdraw it's support for politicians that don't support their positions (i.e., Obama)? I'm thinking they won't. Consequently, the program will die.

At 5/14/2009 10:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck getting school vouchers past the teacher labor unions and their lobbyists and bribes/campaign contributions.

Government doesn't run the schools, the unions run the public schools.

Why can my son's private elementary school provide a superior learning experience at a cost-per-child about 40% less than our public schools cost the taxpayer?

Our school is run efficiently and with passion, including efforts from many of the parents that volunteer their time to our community/school. It's not just a daycare with education, it's a part of the family. Do you see that spirit with public schools? 95% of parents drop their kids and then pick them up, having no daily involvement; sad...

At 5/14/2009 7:41 PM, Anonymous Janet said...

I have no faith given the current political climate that anything will be done with school choice. Incredible that teachers unions, liberals and Democrats have controlled our schools and have dominated the education issue for years yet those schools and kids miserably. Until they are held accountable for what they have done, nothing will change. I'm just fortunate that I have been able to send my kids to a private, Catholic school where they have received a superior education at a much lower cost to educate AND have been able to say that dirty, three letter word long banned from publc schools: GOD.

At 5/14/2009 8:02 PM, Anonymous Mika said...

Look, take it from somebody who really knows about this subject - someone with over 40 years of experience in K-12 schools: The primary and overwhelming variable in a child's success in any school is his PARENTS. The children of these concerned parents featured in this video would excel in any school. When any parent frequently holds and talks with his baby, regularly reads to his preschooler and gives him books, consistently demonstrates that education is one of the highest family priorities above all other distractions, sets consistently enforced limits on the child's behavior, consistently supports the school, especially when the kid screws up at school - that parent has kids who excel in any school.


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