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28822, RE: maybe, but the drawbacks would outweigh the benefits
Posted by stravinskian, Tue Mar-08-05 08:07 AM

>That should be the parent's choice though. If they want
>their kids to memorize the Bible, and not learn math, that's
>on them.

Well, them and the society that allowed that decision. It takes a village, as they say.

Our society has a stake in ensuring a basic level of education among its citizens. If they want to learn religion on top of that, great. Sunday school.

>Actually, rich people already have this choice,
>it's the poor that are stuck in shitty public schools.

Sure, but vouchers are not the only exit route the government could open from shitty public schools. The best thing they can do is to make the public schools less shitty.