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Democrats Support School Choice, But Only For Themselves, Not For You

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  • Democrats Support School Choice, But Only For Themselves, Not For You

    Democrats Support School Choice, But Only For Themselves, Not For You

    Is anybody even MILDLY surprised?

    The COVID-19 pandemic was a horrific thing. Millions died, businesses were shut down, many of them closed for good, and because of those lockdowns of society, American children lost precious education time.

    But one good thing that came from the pandemic was the ability of parents to look over their kids’ shoulders to see what was going on in the classroom.

    They got a first hand look at what was being taught, but also, what was not being taught.

    Proponents of school choice say that things like school vouchers level the playing field and give children the opportunity to go to a better school.

    Ideally, dollars can be used for charter schools, homeschooling, and other alternatives to public schools.

    Opponents like the ACLU and teachers unions, which heavily donate to the Democrat Party, argue that taxpayer dollars should not go to funding private schools. Most Democrats are largely opposed to school choice.

    But as is so often the case, what they say and what they do are two very different things. While Democrat elected officials deny low-income kids a chance at a better education, the nation’s pricy private schools are filled with the children of those officials.

    OK For Me But Not For Thee


    So who are these politicians that feel their children are entitled to a better education than yours just because they have “Rep.,” Senator,” or even “President” in front of their name and more zeroes in their bank account? Well, they are exactly who you might think they are.

    Bill and Hillary Clinton sent daughter Chelsea to the exclusive and pricy Sidwell Friends school. Hillary flip-flopped on school choice.

    Malia and Sasha Obama also attended school at Sidwell, while their father, President Barack Obama, opposed school choice.

    President Joe Biden attended the also-exclusive Catholic prep school Archmere Academy in Delaware, and also sent sons Beau and Hunter there. Tuition runs in the $30,000 range.

    Biden has expressly attacked the notion of school choice:

    ...
    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I find it amusing* that the education of only some children is considered worthy of tax-payer support. Assuming that adequate education is provided, a basic level of funding should be provided for each child, with top ups in the case of demonstrated need. Equally amusing* are the oft repeated breast beatings about "user pays." The proportion of taxes allocated for education can be considered payment for the public funded resources used by the taxpayer in the course of his own education.

    {{* the appropriate word is not polite}}
    1Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω
    Come to your senses as you ought and stop sinning; for I say to your shame, there are some who know not God.
    .
    "It is not divine truth that makes the man seem more innocent in what is equally sinful, but human wrong-headedness." AUGUSTINE: re adultery

    "The synoptic gospels claim that Jesus was crucified on the 15th day of Nisan and buried on the 14th day of Nisan:" Majority Consensus

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tabibito View Post

      I find it amusing* that the education of only some children is considered worthy of tax-payer support. Assuming that adequate education is provided, a basic level of funding should be provided for each child, with top ups in the case of demonstrated need. Equally amusing* are the oft repeated breast beatings about "user pays." The proportion of taxes allocated for education can be considered payment for the public funded resources used by the taxpayer in the course of his own education.

      {{* the appropriate word is not polite}}
      I think it's a tacit admission from the left that their public school system is a disaster.
      The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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