Re: the right to purse excellence

Scott David Gray (
Thu, 1 May 1997 22:12:16 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 1 May 1997 wrote:

> In a message dated 97-05-01 09:46:00 EDT, Deborah wrote:
> << For vouchers? You must be joking! I'd vote government out of the
> education business, tomorrow. Yep, If I could, I sure would.
> >>
> Who then pays for the schooling of a poor kid in downtown DC or rural West
> Virginia? The "government" is nothing more (nor less) than the collective
> will of the individual people of a country. You will notice that in my plan,
> the "government" has no role in setting policy or procedures at any
> school...just in being the vehicle for the society at large to express its
> belief in the necessity of the universality of being educated by funding the
> schools. The individual parents (and kids) would be able to vote with their
> feet for the best ones.

Assuming, of course, that the government is willing to sit still while
'its money' is being used by schools lik Sudbury... I still say, this is
the first step on the slippery slope to government _definition_ of schools.

--Scott David Gray
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