If you realy want to save money and get a better education, just give 1/3 of the money used for public schools as a voucher directly to the parents to use for school. Each public school child cost about $15,000 per year! Our budget problems would be solved!
I haven't seen any comments putting this issue into the following perspective:
Religious families are denied equal access to public funding. Why are we being denied a free and appropriate education?
We have no choice but the foot the bill and pay school taxes and then tuitions for all our wonderful children (which we should never be criticized for having!).
Our children become productive citizens and assets to society!
Why are we being inhibited from
our right to give our children a religious education?!
This is unconstitutional--and we should be fighting with this cause!
This is assistance we as a community deserve and have earned!
Please contact me to promote this cause.
Earth to the commentators! You are beneficiaries of private (yeshiva) education. Government dependency among such beneficiaries is ridiculously high. This is not a convincing argument for school vouchers! If anything, it is an argument against private education. But I guess when you are fighting the good fight, anything can and will be used as an argument for vouchers. . . even the threat of cuts to welfare programs. Goodness gracious. There are no words for such ridiculousness.