Indiana Supreme Court upholds nation's broadest school voucher program

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 27, 2013 4:20 p.m.

    Rich people always have their choice they just pay more than common folks for their privilege and ability.

  • terra nova Park City, UT
    March 27, 2013 11:44 a.m.

    Choice promotes better performance. Better performance always focuses on the child (as opposed to the teacher's union, district policy, or the size of the building).

    Not having vouchers is like telling folks who draw a government paycheck they can only shop at a government market.

    Don't like those peaches? Too bad. No choice for you.

    Affirming choice improves the quality of both produce and schools. And THAT serves the taxpayer best.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 27, 2013 8:36 a.m.

    I have lived in countries where money buys education. You can also buy someone to go into the military for you, also. Civic responsibilities are for schools and military. We don't have a draft anymore, and I believe the young men of all classes and status in a country should be involved with the military as citizens. Public education should not be subverted for elitists. If people want to pay extra to send their children to a private school, vouchers should not deprive those families of their civic duty to pay taxes nor take a credit with a voucher.

    People that believe they are better than the common public educated people have a problem with that mentality. They believe they are more equal, also. Having lived in states that have a preponderance of private schools or parochial schools due to integration in the 1970s, whether people were members of that church or not, made it so the public schools didn't have a normal blend of students in public schools. They didn't want buses to take students to school so we had to pay for a private bus company to take our children to a public school.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 26, 2013 10:24 p.m.

    the truth,

    the truth

    You currently can choose your school and have been able to since desegregation and open enrollment. What you can't and shouldn't be able to do you is to take some of the income tax money I pay to the state of Utah and spend it at the school of your choice. I am shocked that republicans would support this redistribution of wealth. You allow the government to take money from me and because you have kids you get to choose to take my money and spend it where you want. I thought the republicans where about personal responsibility.

    If as a society we don't want to pay for public schools anymore and let parents with students buy their education I am good with that. saves me several thousand dollars. But it is wrong that the government can force me to pay for education for the common good and then you as an individual can decide how to spend my money on your kids. Take YOUR kids to school were you want, spend YOUR money oh them however you want.

  • the truth Holladay, UT
    March 26, 2013 6:09 p.m.



    You can choose abortion but you can't choose your school?

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 26, 2013 5:06 p.m.

    We will have to watch the PCE sitting by the sponsor of this type of bill next session and is probably on the doorstep of that Legislator known for carrying this kind of bill forward, Senator Howard Stephenson or his surrogate in the House of Representatives. They will have a long time to figure out the way to get the bill to be low key and not highlight that it is going to be in the process until the last day of the session, just as they did with Senate Bill 271 and it's substitute on the last day. They used the ruse of the Attorney General bill to foreshadow the educational bill as it was so important to get the Attorney General not to represent himself on any investigation of himself.

    The legislature acted like President Obama to use anything as a crisis to hide what they are doing behind closed doors. This was done with HB477 several years ago on the Governmental Records Access Management Act (GRAMA). They made it so they don't have to be as open and frank with constituents to make sure the general public is not as informed as they should be.