Black Education / Schools : Are you really against School Vouchers?

Discussion in 'Black Education / Schools' started by Knowledge Seed, Nov 11, 2012.

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Would you be against school vouchers if they helped send your child to an Afrocentric school?

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  1. Knowledge Seed

    Knowledge Seed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    A while back there was a heated discussion about teachers unions and their effects on academic achievement.

    Some people clearly were favor in of the unions. Others were exactly the opposite.

    It's no secret that teacher unions are opposed to school choice/vouchers.

    In effect, school vouchers are checks from the government to parents that allow them to send their child to their school of choice.

    I'm curious though. Who would be against school vouchers if it meant that you could send your child to an African-centered school?
     
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    Hi Brother Knowledge Seed ... i don't remember (taking part in) the other discussion ... but i am not against school vouchers, no matter where the parent chose to send their child.

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    No I'm not against anything of that nature.
    I think a parent should be able to send their child to the school that they feel best meets their child's academic needs.
     
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    Not at all. I would like to break the school system into more efficient pieces. The system does not work for too many.. it's time to make some moves.. keep what works, throw out what does not. Their are enough different models being used inside and outside the country to make some informed decisions. but.. but.. too many people's money is wrapped up in the education system to make any dramatic changes.
     
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    It seems good. But it's not entirely evident that our people would spend their vouchers on an African-centered school. As we likely wouldn't; the point is defeated and in fact the schools may have worser problems. Because, for instance, if there is a low amount of students, the school can't support themselves without actually charging the students. I do not know if this is worse than today. Yet, another problem arises that the other private schools are actually HORRIBLE.

    It comes down to our mentality. Either we face bad public schools and underfunded African-centered schools; or terrible private schools and underfunded African-centered schools. Many parents blame their children for bad education/behavior. I neglected to read it myself, but someone told me Carter G. Woodson wrote how adult education needs to be undertaken.
     
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    The voucher program is designed to give the appearance of equality. In most cases, they dont give you enough to go to the good schools





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    rather than vouchers i favor fixing ALL the schools.
    there should be no such thing as 'good' schools and 'bad' schools.
    they should all be good.
     
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    I would never place my kids in an Afrocentric school. But I would send them to a Technical Academy.. or an Arts School.. or a Language School.. or an Engineering School... anything that focuses on capability. We have the identity, esteem, spirituality stuff covered at home. And I'm much more comfortable with a stranger instructing my child in Calculus than I am with him explaining the world.
     
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    What is your definition of 'good' schools? Does the price of admission deem what is 'good' vs what is not good?
     
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    What if that Afrocentric school has strong programs for tech/engineering students? Would you consider it then?
     
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