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28828, RE: No.
Posted by sunngodd, Tue Mar-08-05 10:50 AM
>The primary reasons that vouchers are a bad idea are that
>they take a relatively large amount of public resources to
>benefit a fraction of a percent of school-age children,

that's why i think they should be available for everybody

>not allow access to the most elite private schools

true, but they could allow access to something better than what many children are recieving now.

and do
>nothing to deal with stigma or preparation for voucher
>recipients. School vouchers are poor public policy.

My main concern is that vouchers could allow Black people to exercise more control over the education of our children than we do currently. Right now, we're being educated in a system controlled by people that have no incentive to ensure that Black children are well educated. I think vouchers could help change this.

“All the scared niggers are dead” – Stokely Carmichael

"...and once we control at least the economy of our own community, we will actually be in a position to provide employment for the people of the community. And this will eliminate the necessity of us acting ignorantly and disgracefully boycotting and picketing some cracka somewhere else trying to beg him for a job. Anytime you have to rely upon your enemy for a job, you're in bad shape.” - Malcolm X