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  •  This all started with vouchers. (8+ / 0-)

    People who sent their kids to private schools didn't want to pay the portion of property tax that covered public schools. The public took a dim view of that plan. So they said they would have vouchers for poor kids, in under-performing schools. That only partially worked because poor kids' parents didn't have enough money to make up the difference. Then charter schools became the answer. Meanwhile, there was money to be made providing tests, so they implemented No Child Left Behind. When the teachers started teaching to the test, education went to hell. Each year, more and more of what used to be a normal curriculum, is excised. It appears we've now just about completely evolved to having no public schools. Very disheartening.

    Your left is my right---Mort Sahl

    by HappyinNM on Sun May 20, 2012 at 07:08:05 PM PDT

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