Thursday, February 09, 2006

School choice for everyone? Really?

Gov. Jim Doyle blinked, and offered a higher cap on school choice enrollment than he had previously supported.

Speaker John Gard's response: No deal. My way or the highway. He doesn't want a negotiated settlement. He doesn't even want a Doyle surrender. He wants an issue for the November election.

Gard's statement includes this:

I support lifting caps entirely so that Milwaukee children and parents can choose their school. If we do not come to a resolution to lift the choice cap, thousands of students will not be able to go to the school of their choice and that would be a tragedy.
Lifting caps entirely? Income caps, too, so anyone can send their children to any school they wish at taxpayer expense?

Why just poor people? Why just Milwaukee? Are we ready for school choice in Peshtigo and Sun Prairie, the places Gard and his family hold dual citizenship?

Is that the ultimate goal?

If so, let's just say so. Then we can have the real debate.

6 Comments:

At 4:42 PM, Blogger Epilogue said...

To answer your question: yes.

 
At 6:27 PM, Blogger Interloper said...

Let's close down the public schools! Burn the textbooks! Give the teachers a one-way ticket out of town! Mercedes Benz and field trips to McDonalds for everyone! Yee-hah!!!

 
At 8:10 PM, Blogger Calvin said...

And get rid of WEAC??? Now THAT's something I could support.

Don't tease...

 
At 9:44 AM, Blogger Dad29 said...

Yup, X., you got it.

At GREATLY REDUCED taxpayer expense, by the way.

Another debate the Left will lose.

 
At 10:03 AM, Blogger Clint said...

Now you on to something Xoff. Glad to hear that we have your support. Lets fund the education of the child not the bottomless pit that is the public education system in Milwaukee.

Three cheers for Xoff, he finaly connected the dots...

Hip... Hip... HORRAY.

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger WaukConservative said...

Oops...I don't think Xoff meant to start this debate, but now that he has, let's continue it by all means.

Yes, families should be allowed to choose the educational opportunities that are best for their children, regardless of where they live.

Much like people should have more control over their healthcare, and more control over their retirement with personal savings accounts in lieu of the Ponzi scheme known as social security, people should be allowed to choose their education. Remember, Xoff, every kid deserves a great school!

 

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