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Reforming government schools

My idea is to enact legislation that would call for the money that would go to a government school, to be tied to the student so he could attend private school or even homeschooling. The average money spent per student in FY 2009 was $12,450. Imagine families being able to use that money to educate their child in the way they feel is best.

Currently, families that homeschool receive no funds from the state. This would be just the reverse when enacted. Parents could homeschool their children, take part in a charter school, enroll them in a private school, and even continue to have them in government schools. This would be the catalyst to benefit not only homeschooling families, but all students across the state. It would entice government schools to do their best to recruit students.

In homeschooling, parents are obligated to purchase textbooks, workbooks, online classes, correspondence courses, videos and software. With my proposal, the parents would not be burdened to pay for these items.

What say you?

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Categories: Government Schools, RTHS
  1. November 20, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    End Federal funding of education, privatize all public schools and fund at a State level only the poor to any accredited school. With technology and the ability of parents to self-organize, costs will come crashing down, quality would sky rocket and taxes would drop hence more jobs would form.

  2. November 20, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    The danger in your idea is that universal funding leads to more govt intervention in private schools hence you get what happened in Sweden…a lowering of performance thru govt regulation in all schools.

  3. Tina Henold
    November 21, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    As a homeschool parent, I would REJECT ANY money from the State or Federal Gov’t to “help” with the cost of educating my children. Once the money comes, they can dictate what is taught and how it is taught. When all three of my kids were in school, we lived in Romania. We spent almost $5000 one year for books, supplies, and shipping. Well worth every penny! We need school choice with no strings attached.

  4. 5sahandful
    November 21, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Possibly the converse should be the plan. Eliminate public schools and have only private or home schooling. Parents carry all expenses and community could donate to help with expenses. Would drastically lower property taxes and allow more charitable direct giving.

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