One state and school district at a time, like a dangerous virus, the reform schoolers, greedy power-hungry frauds, and liars all, are destroying OUR community-based public schools.
Many state legislatures are currently considering new private school tuition vouchers or planning to expand long running voucher programs, tuition tax credit vouchers, and education savings account vouchers. Ohio provides a stark warning about the potential damage of rapidly growing school privatization at public expense.
In a column in Sunday’s Cleveland Plain Dealer, Peter Robertson examines how the growth of publicly funded private school tuition vouchers is increasingly sucking up the state funding Ohio supposedly provides for its public schools:
“According to the Ohio Department of Education’s first February Foundation Funding Report (Robertson’s article contains a link to the Excel spreadsheet from the Ohio Department of Education.), districts will spend $162 million this school year on these private school vouchers… An analysis last year by News5 Cleveland found that nearly two-thirds of voucher recipients had not previously been students in the public district schools—they were private school students who…
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March 20, 2021 at 13:16
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Just because people are allegedly told what to think in modern academia, that doesn’t mean they think that way.
And, what is modern academia?
Are the most conservative colleges in America part of that modern academia?
What about conservative philanthropy’s influence in higher education?
Click to access conservative_philanthropy_in_higher_education.pdf
What about the universities that produce the most billionaires?
Or this list of the best conservative colleges in America
Or the fact that college professors change few student minds on politics — but conservative professors may have more influence.
And, how does one explain the fact that “in the fall of 1989, 26% of Americans were on the liberal side of the spectrum, 42% were moderate, and the remaining 29% described themselves as conservative. This is a normal distribution and shows a tendency to cluster toward the center. Three decades later, the numbers do not look all that different. Thirty one percent of Americans state that they are conservative or very conservative, 43% are moderate, and the 24% are liberal or very liberal. The American population as a whole went from a 0.9 liberal: conservative ratio to a 0.8 – this is a minor change and shows that the nation as a whole leaned a bit to the right during this time period while college and university faculty lunged toward to the left.”
It would seem that even if colleges allegedly had more liberal thinking professors that their thinking hasn’t had much if any influence on the overall population of the country.