Voucher Advocates Admit the Truth: It’s About ‘Abolishing the Public School System’


Via AlterNet:

ALEC is changing their talking points about private school vouchers. Instead of promoting the lie that vouchers are supposed to help disadvantaged children, they now concede the truth that the plan is a bonus for well-off families — but poor families won’t able to afford private school tuition even with the extra money.

ALEC seems poised to ditch the civil rights “marketing plan,” (as the rightwing Heartland Institute aptly put it in a 1991 paper) and get back to basics: school vouchers are for privatizing public education.

Libertarian guru Milton Friedman put it more bluntly back in 2006: school vouchers are part of a right-wing plan for “abolishing the public school system.”

  1. #1 by brewski on July 25, 2015 - 6:29 pm

    You send your kids here and then get back to me:

    Abraham Lincoln High School in Philadelphia is definitely one of the least safe high schools in the country with parents, students and teachers alike claiming that the school is getting more violent and scary with each month that passes. It is one of the rare schools in the country that has made the list of persistently dangerous schools ever since the list was introduced in 2006.

    DeWitt Clinton High School in New York is a high school in the Bronx which held the title of being the “most heavily armed” school in the country in 2010. The things have gone to such extent when it comes to aggravated assaults and the amount of weaponry found during screenings that the school was almost closed for good.

    South Philadelphia High School is another Philly school that made the list and it is notorious for racial violence and bullying which is pretty much rampant around the school. For instance, in a period of 5 years, there were more than 530 assaults reported in the school.

    Harper High School is located in the notorious Englewood neighborhood in Chicago and perhaps it is no wonder that it also made the list. Fights between students and assaults on teachers are almost common in this school. The real problem is the gun violence which does not necessarily happen on school property but which often involves students that attend the school.

    • #2 by Richard Warnick on July 26, 2015 - 10:24 am

      Nothing to do with vouchers.

      • #3 by brewski on July 26, 2015 - 6:10 pm

        Everything to do with it.

        • #4 by Richard Warnick on July 26, 2015 - 10:02 pm

          Does your link say that voucher programs for rich kids in private schools siphoned money out of these public school budgets? If so, then you can claim a connection.

          • #5 by brewski on July 27, 2015 - 6:23 am

            Easily solvable.


          • #6 by Richard Warnick on July 27, 2015 - 9:24 am

            Can you answer the question?

          • #7 by brewski on July 27, 2015 - 8:08 pm

            You have never answered a question ever.

          • #8 by brewski on July 27, 2015 - 8:09 pm

            What link?

          • #9 by Richard Warnick on July 28, 2015 - 8:40 am

            The link where you got your copy-and-paste material. [See what I did there? Answered a question.]

          • #10 by Larry Bergan on July 28, 2015 - 9:02 am

            brewski doesn’t need cut and paste. He has an IQ of 222 trillion.

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