John Flanagan: School vouchers as an option will not appeal to everyone, but it is an alternative. Perhaps the idea would not have become popular had our educational system been substantially improved over the past several decades, with a focus on learning how to think, encouraging scholarship, setting goals to improve math and science skills, and eliminating liberal socialist ideology as established philosophy. The voucher movement is a reactionary political and social dynamic brought about because of the questionable results of public school education since the 1960's. Reforms like the elimination of teacher tenure would have been a great start, but the teacher unions prefer to hold on to their incompetent colleagues at the expense of student learning.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 10:50 am
RealPatriot: Thanks David for breaking it down so clearly. Vouchers are not the answer to ensure Arizona students received a quality education. Even school choice is not the answer. Parents shouldn't have to make a choice!! Every community school should be a quality school and we can make that happen if we focus our efforts correctly instead of shirking responsibility like I believe the legislature is trying to do. I believe they want to make the education of your child, YOUR problem. Don't let them! #Act4Change AZ
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 6:42 am
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