You say that like it's a bad thing. The money that gets sucked into school districts belongs, after all, to the taxpayer. Why shouldn't they be allowed to spend it as they see fit?
So the voters call for a voucher program and everyone takes their money and pulls their kids out of that school. Hey that's economic freedom, right?
Careful, your elitism is showing through. This is the same claptrap that's spouted about homeschoolers. You people act like all parents everywhere are just quivering in anticipation of their next fix. Those that can afford to educate their children, will. Those that can't will send them to public school.
Well what happens is that they take the voucher money, spend it on beer and marijuana, and tell their kid to go get a job.
Right. Dissolve it nd use that funding for a viable school district. What's wrong with that?
That school district then implodes to the point where it's still operating but so hopelessly broken it will never improve. 20 years later the politicians will come along and say "Hey this school district sucks. Let's dissolve it."
Another "sky is falling" scenario. Who supports school vouchers? Everyone who has seen the yearly increase in their taxes, and endured the endless cries for more money "for the children" just so Johnny can learn about Heather's 2 mommies, and how to put a condom on a banana, but still can't read the ingredients on a water bottle. The problem with public education and the people that supprt it is that they want the moon and the stars, but only on someone else's dime. Test scores are on a downward spiral, so what does the teacher's union and the so-called "experts" do? Do they fight for more class time? Fewer extra currcicular activities so as to be able to concentrate on the basics? No. They lower the standards. Outfits like the Sylvan Learning centers are sprouting up all over because parents are starting to see the importance of a quality education, and they're recognizing that it's not happening in school.
And thus you have a community where the only children receiving an education are the wealthy who never attended public schools in the first place. And who do you think supports the voucher program that seeks to destroy the public school system in the first place?
There it is, that's why you fight so hard to maintain the status quo, right? Because without a teaching job, you'd have to compete in an industry that requires RESULTS! Most teachers have become really comfy in their positions as educators to the point where they stoppedm prepping themselves for the day when they would either want to or have to do something else.
Oh and in the meantime that district fires me and there's nowhere to go because all the schools have been gutted or otherwise destroyed in a similar manner.