ANOTHER TEXAS PUSH FOR SCHOOL VOUCHERSSomervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas



7 January 2015 at 7:30:28 PM

It never ends...
Once again the Texas Legislature and their special interest cohorts are pushing for School Vouchers, saying that they would save Texans $billions.
Every couple of years the same bunch of basset hounds go into legislative session howling for school vouchers.  I suppose, if they keep doing it long enough eventually they will get it.   Sen. Donna Campbell is the newbie on the voucher block, but the rest have been doing it for decades.

Small wonder why they want vouchers.  Legislators and other officials would do anything to divert the State's constitutional obligation to provide a quality education for Texas children.

However, if you are going to have public education, then do it right!

Public schools need to return to basics, more of the reading, writing and 'rithmetic and also teach some good ol’ life lessons on how to get a job, write a resume and how to become a worthwhile citizen.

That is what public education should be.... but the Conservatives love private schools and yet  Sen. Campbell along with Rep. Jimmie Aycock and other GOP legislators want to give private education more regulations.   Nothing like a conservative Senators and Representatives wanting more regulations over private schools... [makes me goose-pimply all over]  So much for smaller government.

Asked about vouchers recently, state Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen and chairman of the House Public Education Committee, said “it will certainly get discussed — always does” but described imposing state standards on private schools as a complicating factor.

“We require curriculum control, we require teacher quality control, we require all sorts of regulations,” he said. “If I could be assured somehow that there was good quality control that followed the state money, then I’d certainly be willing to talk about it. As far as turning the money lose without any control — I’m pretty hesitant to do that.”


Anyway, aren't "state standards" a huge part of the problem inherent in public education, so legislators now want to do the same thing to private education?  Doesn't sound very smart to me.

If you don’t want public education, then get rid of it and let people pay for private schools and dump the responsibility onto the parents to educate their children... but the Liberals love their public education.   So?  What now?


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1 - salon   8 Jan 2015 @ 6:47:52 PM 

Again, so with you. Now here's a subject we definitely agree upon. Texas Education needs to start with getting rid of Michael Williams, The real issue behind the scenes is that some of these people don't want to pay for a private education, want religious education and believe that public schools are not a good environment. I believe those who want this, sneaked in via vouchers, should pony up their own money for religious private schools or do what a lot of people do in Texas, home school. 

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2 - pstern   9 Jan 2015 @ 6:34:35 PM 

Well, public education is still a given in the Texas Constitution (1876) and along with it is the provision that the State must finance the majority of Texas children with a quality education.  So, if they don't want it they need to change the Constitution, which one day they may.


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