fisticuffs wrote:They aren't customers they are students. They are the product of the schools. I want good product. Punishing "bad" schools doesn't make them better. In most cases the "bad" schools are that way becasue of the parents. Poorer schools, less attentive parents need MORE funding to overcome the odds and fulfill their mission not less. Private schools shouldn't receive public money especially at the expense of the public school.
Now back to your union bashing which has NOTHING to do with educating children.
I was all set to make a snarky comment about how Walker is distroying Public Schools, and the Teacher's Unions justs hates the competiton, but they you had to actually post something relevant to the actual problem facing schools. tyvm Fisti
I agree with you 100% that the problem facing failing public schools is caused on the consumer (parents who should want their kids educated) side, and not on the production side. The shortcoming of choice students in Milwaukee have made that fairly clear. I just don't see how throwing in more money (to private or public schools) will fix that particular issue. Short of highering private tutors to make sure each student goes, home, does their homework, and avoids the various social and legal pitfalls of living in poverty, schools are doing all that they can. If education isn't a priority of the family or the prevailing social structure the child is growing up in, why would the child think it is important?
Not so say (a lot) more money shouldn't be spent on public education, I just don't think more money is the solution to failing schools.