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Old 04-25-2010, 01:01 AM
kerry kerry is offline
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Originally Posted by Skid Row Joe View Post
Government run schools are somewhat like unions - their time of relevance and domination in America has come and gone.
The whole 'government run schools' business is just nonsense from the far right. It sounds like some kind of totalitarian fascist monster controlling the minds of citizens. In fact, most schools are run by local school boards and funded by local taxes. If there's anything a free society requires its education for as many citizens as possible.
It's worth noting that Diane Ravitch, the great proponent of Bush's No Child Left Behind and school voucher programs has recently recanted her privatization views on the grounds that there is no evidence that private schools do a better job of educating children than public ones.
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