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David L

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As a parent and grandparent who has been paying to send kids to private schools and/or support homeschooling starting 40 years ago, I have two responses:

1) In principle, I fully agree. It's the right thing to do.
2) Doing the right thing will lead to its destruction, making it actually the wrong thing.

Expanding on point #2, the government supported private schooling will be attacked from a number of fronts:
1) Any time the government is involved in distributing money, it will leverage this to expand its power and eventually control every aspect of private schooling as it does now with the public schools.
2) Any time the government is involved in distributing money, lazy and dishonest people will find ways to misuse this money, leading to corruption of the system.
3) Because more money is available, private school costs will skyrocket. A repeat of what student loans did to college costs.
4) Private and home schooling is more successful now because those that pay for it are dedicated enough to make the financial sacrifice. The kids all have parents that care. Make the private schools cheap or free and they'll have the same demographic as the public schools.
5) Private school teachers also sacrifice by making less money than public school employees. If they weren't dedicated to the kids and their jobs, they wouldn't do it. Put all the money into the private schools and teaching there will be just another job with money more important than the kids.
Not to get off subject but I often wondered, while holding a dollar bill, how many times that dollar bill has been taxed? 100 times it's value, 1000 times? What has always got me is you buy a new car, pay full tax on the value of that car, you sell the car, new owner pays more taxes on the car, they sell the car, and more taxes again gets collected, then the car go to a Scrapyard and gets scrapped, Scrapyard has to pay (property) taxes to run the business to scrap the car and the employee who scraps the car has to pay income tax for the money he made to scrap the car, haha. I am sure I missing some more taxes in there somewhere, LOL
 

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This is my son's plan, no public schooling for his future kids...
We pulled our kids from government school in 2020.

No, we can't go on big vacations. Yes, my wife would like to get a nicer vehicle. Yes there are a lot of things we'd like to buy since we went to a private school.

But, knowing our kids are at a school who's values align with ours. Knowing the kids friends families all share similar values as we have is absolutely priceless.

Our children's education is worth way more than any vacation we may want to go on, or any other "stuff" we could buy.
 

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A good start but, I think the possible future "home school" part of this should be under scrutiny as you know there will be some who decide "they will home school" their children but no doubt some will just pocket the money for the sake of getting their hands on money. It's about impossible to engineer projects for the truly dumb/criminal element of society who will figure out way to work the system.

As an Iowan I was happy to hear this at first, but I also worry about the repercussions down the road. I do think it'll get some kids out of bad schools and into better ones, but I also worry about what you said.
 

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We pulled our kids from government school in 2020.

No, we can't go on big vacations. Yes, my wife would like to get a nicer vehicle. Yes there are a lot of things we'd like to buy since we went to a private school.

But, knowing our kids are at a school who's values align with ours. Knowing the kids friends families all share similar values as we have is absolutely priceless.

Our children's education is worth way more than any vacation we may want to go on, or any other "stuff" we could buy.
I commend ya'll as Great Parents. Only if more parents would put their kids education first before their desires. I truly believe God will reward you and your wife for this.
 

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