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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 354 -- Give School Choice A Chance.

School Choice Increases Racial Integration-

African-Americans nearly unanimously oppose the the Party of Lincoln, the GOP. Simultaneously, by and large, African-Americans support school choice, an issue teacher-union-beholden Democrats deeply oppose. It's one of the few issues Republicans can use to chip away at the Democratic monopoly on the black community.

One reservation many black voters have about school choice vouchers is that they won't do anything to address diversity in schools. Indeed, some people worry that vouchers would amount to subsidized segregation. Well, no longer.

Some comparisons of vouchers versus no vouchers, from the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation (.pdf):

Public school classrooms were more likely than private school classrooms to be racially homogeneous (54 v. 41 percent); public school students were less likely than private school students to be in classrooms whose racial balance was close to that of the national student population (18 v. 37 percent).

And in studies in Milwaukee, Cleveland, and Washington, DC confirm these findings.

Meanwhile, school choice vouchers are a bargain for taxpayers:


It's time to break up the union cartel on American education. It's time for school choice.


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Posted by Will Franklin · 13 October 2006 07:17 PM


All we are saying, is give school choice a chance...

Posted by: zsa zsa at October 13, 2006 08:30 PM

Well lets see what we have folks, "NO CHILD LEFT
BEHIND" now doesn't that sound warm and fuzzy
except what is going on is teaching to the test,
shouldn't that be teach to learn???Kids are
loaded down with so much home work they don't
have time to be kids...Second Graders an hour
or more a night,my 16 year old Grandson 3 or
more hrs a night...The Middle School where my
Grandson was to go was a mess so off to private
school 495.00 a month and worth every penny...
Into public High School a School ment for 1600
Students not the 5800 that are going there so
what do you get? over crowded class rooms, nasty
little gang bangers,a flat out mess and a whole
lot of Kids getting short changed...So why not
Vouchers,what do you get for the money, well how
about small class size for a start,Teachers that
know that if they don't produce they are history
and a key reason"DISCIPLINE" you want to be the
class clown or a wise ass your toast, gone and
no one gives a damn...And what does all this
add up too,a first class education for your
kids!!Not every Child needs to go to Collage
we need to bring back technical High Schools
America is losing her Craftsmen and that a
shame, we used to lead the World in fine
craftsmenship now its done off shore and it
sucks... as ZSA ZSA says give it a chance,well
my rant has gone on to long,but one last parting
shot both my wife and oldest daughter were
Teachers in the California School system and
left,my wife after 27 years and my daughter
after 8 both were Mentor Teachers and very well
thought of, both said that teaching wasn't fun
anymore and they felt sorry for the kids as
they thought the kids were getting short changed
by the system...

Posted by: Black Elk at October 15, 2006 05:20 PM

Black Elk...More and more teachers I know are not teaching anymore too. I have been told the kids are very different than they used to be and the lack of discipline is a major factor for the teaching experience. I have a friend who subs as a nurse in the junior high and she claims quite a many children are on ADD drugs. She lines them up and distributes the drugs to them. I have been told the kids are savy with tricks that accuse teachers of inappropriate behavior that have made teaching impossible. It seems to me many kids today have little if any respect for their elders or authority???

Posted by: zsa zsa at October 16, 2006 07:31 AM