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The Chicago School Teachers Strike Reveals the Need For School Choice Comments

350,000 students are still out of school in Chicago. The Teachers Union called what the Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel referred to as a "strike of choice". The Mayor did not stop there, he added "And it's the wrong choice for children." The Mayor is correct. However, the right choice is school choice.    Continue Reading

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  1. Michael
    2 years ago

    I agree with practically everything you said, the one thing that would still concern me if everything went the way you stated. That concern would be the Church taking taxpayer money for the parents choice of a Parochial school over the "public school" since it would be paid by taxpayers contributions, which would then allow the Government to have a say in the schools overall rules and regulations. It would give the government to much say in the way we run the schools and I think the government needs to stay out of the Religious institutions/schools. That's been the problem between the Churches and the State. You have the State controlling social issues or social charities you give them the power to rule against them. Those who feed from the troth will be forced to take what is given. Time to wake up!

  2. Rose
    2 years ago

    Where are all the "compassionate and tolerant" liberals who believe in "choice?" Their problem is not that school choice is a threat to good governance, but it is a threat to government control over the minds of our impressionable children.

  3. Rob
    2 years ago

    Kasoy, I agree, I do believe that if parents would like to send their children elsewhere, then their taxes should be cut accordingly so no tax credit etc has to given in the first place. I just wish there was a way to accomplish this without hurting the kids who remain. I think a strong public education system, if done properly, could be a huge asset to this country. Today that is very questionable.

  4. Kasoy
    2 years ago

    This is the same comment I wrote in another article here on the same topic: The Fed is spending $10,540/student when some parents pay lower tuition to send their kids to Catholic schools. Isn't it time to wean the Fed out of public school funding? Either it could give vouchers or tax credit to parents who opt to place their kids in private school or home schooling. Our grandkids can get better education and moral values in Catholic schools. Deacon, you hit it right on the head!

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