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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]

Rich Johnson <rjohnson@dogstar-interactive.com> writes:

> On May 2, 2006, at 7:22 AM, Matthias Julius wrote:
>> "Roberto C. Sanchez" <roberto@familiasanchez.net> writes:
>> [...snip...]
>>> If people are concerned about their ability to pay for education
>>> individually, they can form co-ops.  Basically, you are subsidizing
>>> other people's kids going to school.  Even if it doesn't bother
>>> you, it
>>> bothers me.
>> While co-ops might help somewhat I don't think they are the solution.
>> What does it help when a bunch of poor guys form a co-op?  They still
>> would not have funds to send their kids to a private school.  Maybe
>> they could hire a teacher.  What do you think where the quality of
>> that education goes?
> Do either of you two have any real-world  experience with co-ops?

It is very limited.  But, while I can imagine how it works for a
housing co-op for example I have difficulties to see how a school
co-op would be much more cost effective than a public school while
still providing good quality education.  And I don't necessarily mean
an average US public school.  I think wa all agree that there are


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