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Private or public school

  1. 1. Private or Public School?
  2. 2. <ul><li>How did the government get so involved in education to begin with? </li></ul><ul><li>It wasn't always this way. The United States was founded, formed, and grew to international prominence and prestige without compulsory schooling and with virtually no government involvement...   </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Why shouldn't the government be involved in education? </li></ul><ul><li>The Short answer: Government schooling stands in direct opposition to the liberty this country was founded on. It fosters unquestioning obedience, acceptance of authority, herd mentality, and dependency...    </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Doesn't the government have a direct interest in an educated populace? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, the government does have a direct interest in an educated populace — one that is educated just enough and in ways that will perpetuate the goals and existence of the government...   </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Can't we just reform public schools? I know a lot of good teachers.   </li></ul><ul><li>Let's start with the teachers, then we'll address reform. There are lots of great teachers out there, all too many of them trapped in a system that prevents them from fulfilling their potential and their dreams. They're bogged down...   </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>How would people pay for private schooling? What about vouchers?   </li></ul><ul><li>Here are some of the ways people would pay: Most people are more able to pay for education than they think. Parents would set priorities and plan for schooling just as they do for a home or a car...   </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>What about the poor? What about irresponsible parents? </li></ul><ul><li>Before we venture into this very important question, consider this: government schools already fail the poor in some of the most spectacular ways — illiteracy, dangerous schools, the worst teachers, low expectations, and...   </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>What about special needs students? As with the question about the poor, we must consider that a large portion of special education students are being badly served in public schools... Many special education students don't belong in the classes they've been assigned to...   </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>What about tolerance and diversity? </li></ul><ul><li>The ultimate irony may be that today's educators cry tolerance and diversity when public schools were originally instituted to wipe these things out, to make one homogenous, think-alike (even if they couldn't make them look alike) herd of citizens. School founders objected to...   </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Who will keep the private schools accountable? </li></ul><ul><li>Parents. When parents pay for the schooling, they have a direct stake in the results. If they aren't getting their money's worth, they can take their kids out and choose from the many other options available — another school, home schooling, a mix, tutors...   </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Attendance? </li></ul><ul><li>Private School? </li></ul><ul><li>School Choice? </li></ul><ul><li>Cyber School? </li></ul><ul><li>Charter Schools? </li></ul><ul><li>Home school? </li></ul>