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Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]

On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 09:24:39AM -0400, Matthias Julius wrote:
> hendrik@topoi.pooq.com writes:
> > On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 07:22:30AM -0400, Matthias Julius wrote:
> >> 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?
> >
> > To the bottom.  Exactly where education goes when it is funded by tiny 
> > municipalities.  There will be a few rich communities that pay for rich 
> > education, and there will be impoverished ones that provide 
> > impoverished or no education.  That said, even the rich may not have the 
> > insight to distinguish between good education and expensive education.  
> > Heaven help the education system when loudmouthed parents take over 
> > instead of the most competent.
> I agree with that.  To put the burden of funding education on the
> local community is maybe not the best thing to do.  I think this
> should be centralized and coordinated at least at state level.

But local funding *is* what you get if it is the rich that 
effectively control politics.  Why should *their* taxes fund other 

-- hendrik

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