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Re: vouchers vs public schools (delete if not interested)

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Sat, 24 Jul 1999 16:32:28 EDT

In a message dated 7/24/99 3:03:16 PM EST, kprs writes:

<< He is also worried about the fact that the private schools, be they
religious, or academic, usually have the ability to 'chuck' kids out
when they don't meet their rigorous requirements, and the public
schools will end up being the repository of those students.
This is true.
Also, no voucher in the world is going to get a poor kid into an expensive
prep school, but in the voucher system the poor kids parents will be
subsidizing the rich kids already there; thank you very much-suckers!
There is a very good reason that education (and medicine) for more than the
very rich has, up to fairly recently in history, been a charitable or
religious activity ... THEY cannot BE PROFITABLE! Any attempt to make them
profitable destroys them.
If equal, or anyway equitable, access to these necessary basic adjuncts a to
a civilized society are to remain...we must fight to keep them and make them
available to all members of society, even those who don't care about
corporate welfare(GAsp)
Voucher systems do not contribute to the common good.