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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]

On Sat, Apr 29, 2006 at 07:09:01PM -0700, Steve Lamb wrote:
> Christopher Nelson wrote:
> > That's your right, but unless you can *gaurantee* that I can, for no
> > cost, send my children to a 100% secular school with decent teaching,
> > there is no way I can support abolishing public schools.  And if you can
> > gaurantee that, where does the line between public and private come? 
>     Uh, why such a high bar?  It's like you're getting public schooling for
> free.  They cost in taxes.  You, supposedly, pay taxes.  Some of the worst
> public schools are also some of the most highly funded public schools.  IE,
> the most costly.

Okay, a 100% secular school with decent teaching for the same amount I'm
putting into education taxes.

Onto the subject of the worst public schools--that should be answered
    a) shopping around for your public school.  The student base
       disappears, the school disappears.  _every_ surrounding school is
       unlikely to be such poor quality.
    b) a standards group that would ensure a school gets up to code, or
       reassignment or dismissal of amdinistration or teachers
       responsible occurs
       b1) federalizing schools so such a group can operate effectively
    c) proper education of teachers and administration

Christopher Nelson -- chris@cavein.org
Ok, I'm just uploading the new version of the kernel, v1.3.33, also
known as "the buggiest kernel ever".		-- Linus Torvalds

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