Announcement

Collapse

Civics 101 Guidelines

Want to argue about politics? Healthcare reform? Taxes? Governments? You've come to the right place!

Try to keep it civil though. The rules still apply here.
See more
See less

Gov. Greg Abbott - special legislative session on “school choice” coming in October

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Cow Poke
    replied
    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
    Have you heard about the head of the Teacher's Union in Chicago and executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers, Stacy Davis-Gates, who has called school choice both "fascist" as well as "racist" has called private schools "segregation academies" and made it her mission to kill an Illinois scholarship program for low-income children (Kids Tax Credit Scholarship Program), has been exposed for sending her eldest child to a private Catholic school? Without a trace of irony, when she got called out for her hypocrisy, Gates declared she said that she was doing the best for her son, because public schools in her neighborhood were poor quality.

    She said her son was an aspiring soccer player, and she and her husband were "forced" to send him "to a private high school so he could live out his dream of being a soccer player while also having a curriculum that can meet his social and emotional needs."

    Immediately following that, she then went on to declare that her union will continue fighting against school choice for others. "We will continue to oppose siphoning public school resources off to private institutions through voucher programs." But didn't sending her kid to a private school just siphon off funds for the government-run schools staffed by her union?

    So, basically, if you're wealthy like her it's okay to send your kids to private schools if you're "forced to," but poor families should just get screwed.

    Desperate to shut-down criticism of her hypocrisy, Davis-Gates proclaimed that her children were off-limits -- despite the fact that she's shared photos of them on her public social media feeds and in a fulsome profile with Chicago magazine.

    It is interesting to note that Chicago schools spend twice as much per student as what it costs to send your child to the private school that Davis-Gates picked.
    Yes, SO GLAD I live in a Right to Work State.

    Leave a comment:


  • rogue06
    replied
    Have you heard about the head of the Teacher's Union in Chicago and executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers, Stacy Davis-Gates, who has called school choice both "fascist" as well as "racist" has called private schools "segregation academies" and made it her mission to kill an Illinois scholarship program for low-income children (Kids Tax Credit Scholarship Program), has been exposed for sending her eldest child to a private Catholic school? Without a trace of irony, when she got called out for her hypocrisy, Gates declared she said that she was doing the best for her son, because public schools in her neighborhood were poor quality.

    She said her son was an aspiring soccer player, and she and her husband were "forced" to send him "to a private high school so he could live out his dream of being a soccer player while also having a curriculum that can meet his social and emotional needs."

    Immediately following that, she then went on to declare that her union will continue fighting against school choice for others. "We will continue to oppose siphoning public school resources off to private institutions through voucher programs." But didn't sending her kid to a private school just siphon off funds for the government-run schools staffed by her union?

    So, basically, if you're wealthy like her it's okay to send your kids to private schools if you're "forced to," but poor families should just get screwed.

    Desperate to shut-down criticism of her hypocrisy, Davis-Gates proclaimed that her children were off-limits -- despite the fact that she's shared photos of them on her public social media feeds and in a fulsome profile with Chicago magazine.

    It is interesting to note that Chicago schools spend twice as much per student as what it costs to send your child to the private school that Davis-Gates picked.

    Leave a comment:


  • Cow Poke
    replied
    Originally posted by seer View Post

    In my city the private Catholic and Christian schools charge about $5,000 per year per student, and the kids are educated just as well, if not better, than the public schools that charge $16,000 a year.
    Don't know about where you are, but a huge part of the funding of public schools actually depends on "butts in seats" -- "average daily attendance". So, the more kids who leave the district, the less money comes in from the State.

    One of the board members accidentally told the truth Monday night when she said "we need to find a way to compete with the school districts these children are leaving for".

    YES!!!! COMPETITION!!!!! Drop the commie social engineering and get back to actual MATH, READING, WRITING, SCIENCE.....

    (our district is about to slip from a B rating to a C rating, our test scores are abysmal, and parents are driving their kids to other school districts less than 20 miles from us)

    ETA -- we had 230 fewer butts in seats this year than last, which represents a loss of almost 1.2 Million dollars.

    Leave a comment:


  • seer
    replied
    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Gov. Greg Abbott - special legislative session on “school choice” coming in October

    This will be fun to watch.


    I was on a conference call yesterday afternoon with Governor Abbott as he was appealing to pastors to help him promote School Choice.
    In my city the private Catholic and Christian schools charge about $5,000 per year per student, and the kids are educated just as well, if not better, than the public schools that charge $16,000 a year.

    Leave a comment:


  • Gov. Greg Abbott - special legislative session on “school choice” coming in October

    Gov. Greg Abbott - special legislative session on “school choice” coming in October

    This will be fun to watch.


    I was on a conference call yesterday afternoon with Governor Abbott as he was appealing to pastors to help him promote School Choice.

    Having been dealing with our own incredibly stubborn and out-of-touch school board, I'm in!

    On Monday night, at our local school board meeting, the CFO was giving his report when one of the board members (one of the new guys I helped get elected) interrupted him to ask a question.
    He asked, "wait, I'm confused -- we were told the debt was 4.2 million - am I reading this right? Is it actually 5.8 million?"

    The CFO muttered and stammered, apparently incapable of coming up with an answer, as other board members also jumped in, apparently totally surprised --- "where's the binder - we always get a binder with the financial report - where's the detail".... And the discussion went on and on, with the CFO just standing there unable to answer questions.

    Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday his long-awaited special session on “school choice” will start next month while promising political consequences for lawmakers who stand in the way of his priority legislation.

    “There’s an easy way to get it done, and there’s a hard way,” Abbott said on a tele-town hall about the issue. “We will take it either way — in a special session or after an election.”

    Lawmakers have long expected the special session to start in October, but this is the most specific Abbott has been about the timing yet. And his blunt remarks about the politics mark an escalation of pressure on Republicans in the Texas House who have been a roadblock to the proposal.

    “If we do not win in that first special session, we will have another special special session and we’ll come back again,” Abbott said. “And then if we don’t win that time, I think it’s time to send this to the voters themselves.”

    “We will have everything teed up in a way where we will be giving voters in a primary a choice,” Abbott added.

    Abbott entered this year more determined than ever to pass “school choice,” a proposal to let parents use taxpayer dollars to take their children out of public school. The idea has long encountered resistance in the House, where a coalition of Democrats and rural Republicans have blocked it.

    That coalition remained strong enough during the regular legislative session to keep any school choice proposal from reaching the House floor.

    When the regular session ended, Abbott vowed to call multiple special sessions on unfinished business, including school choice. Divisions between the House and Senate have only deepened since then, with back-to-back special sessions on a property tax stalemate and then the impeachment trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Related Threads

Collapse

Topics Statistics Last Post
Started by seer, Yesterday, 12:51 PM
8 responses
58 views
0 likes
Last Post oxmixmudd  
Started by Cow Poke, Yesterday, 09:29 AM
6 responses
76 views
0 likes
Last Post Ronson
by Ronson
 
Started by Cow Poke, Yesterday, 09:13 AM
0 responses
14 views
1 like
Last Post Cow Poke  
Started by seer, 02-20-2024, 06:18 PM
12 responses
94 views
0 likes
Last Post Diogenes  
Started by CivilDiscourse, 02-20-2024, 02:55 PM
12 responses
92 views
0 likes
Last Post oxmixmudd  
Working...
X