Originally Posted by buzz12586
Vouchers would allow for more school competition and therefore better schools in general. Currently if someone wants to send their kid to private school they still pay property tax to the public school and then pay private tuition on top of it. If someone could use all of their property tax towards private education I think we would see more people putting their kids in private schools.
Also does it make sense that someone with a large home pays more for their 1 kid to go to school than someone with a small home does to send their 1 kid? Sounds like welfare to me...
And, guess what, people without any children and no plans to have them still pay property taxes too... ZOMG, how unfair is that?!?
Do you understand why that happens? It's not because Americans are welfare loving communists who just love to redistribute someone elses money. It's because ensuring that all kids get the best education possible has a huge impact on my personal welfare. It keeps me safer because well educated kids get jobs instead of stealing to make a living. It keeps my taxes lower by producing productive members of society who can get jobs and pay taxes instead of being in jail or collecting welfare. It makes my business better because I can hire well trained employees and I can find wealthier consumers for my product.
So, sure when it comes to video games, let the market decide all you want, but when it comes to education, I need a system where everyone gets some education, and frankly, none of the advocates of a voucher only system have shown that their system will guarantee access to everyone.
Now, maybe the people who support vouchers don't see that as a problem, but I do.