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Old 12-22-2016, 09:56 AM   #31
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I think that was right after his 2 kids where caught trying to sell access to him for up to $1,000,000.

Edit - I should make it clear the $ was for a charity.
pretty sure none of the Lincoln Bedroom money went to charity
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:40 AM   #32
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pretty sure none of the Lincoln Bedroom money went to charity
Well who got it?

The Clinton's didn't keep it.
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:08 AM   #33
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I wonder if everyone knows there is a difference bt a charter school and the voucher program Choo is in favor of.
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:24 AM   #34
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I wonder if everyone knows there is a difference bt a charter school and the voucher program Choo is in favor of.
That's a great point.

I still don't see why (unless you are a public schoolteacher, and also very self-centered and very greedy), why you'd oppose school choice in any form - charter schools, vouchers for private schools, whatever...almost anything, is necessarily better than sending a well-meaning kid, to a failing urban school.

I grew up in a crappy city that had a very, very rough public high school. My parents broke their backs to send me and my 4 brothers, to a Catholic high school. It was an awesome school. I cannot imagine how much easier life would have been for us, if we were allowed to use vouchers to offset some of the cost. Today, there are a lot of families out there like we were.
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Old 12-22-2016, 11:31 AM   #35
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I don't mind the public charter schools but disagree with vouchers. I think some of the success w/charter schools (and I have read articles saying they have success and some saying they don't) is they can accept the people who are more involved w/their children's education. As everyone prob. agrees, the more involved the parent is, the more likely the child will be successful. Some parents either don't care or don't have the where with all to raise their kids where they can succeed.
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:46 PM   #36
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I don't mind the public charter schools but disagree with vouchers. I think some of the success w/charter schools (and I have read articles saying they have success and some saying they don't) is they can accept the people who are more involved w/their children's education. As everyone prob. agrees, the more involved the parent is, the more likely the child will be successful. Some parents either don't care or don't have the where with all to raise their kids where they can succeed.
"the more involved the parent is, the more likely the child will be successful"

Exactly correct. Well said.

"disagree with vouchers"

How come?

In the city of Hartford, they spend almost 20k per year, per pupil, and the schools are war zones. If instead, the town pays 12k to send a few promising students to a quality private school, that means the town saves money, and the kid gets a much better education.

You have me curious as to your opposition.
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Old 12-23-2016, 01:39 AM   #37
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Mythologies .. I would say so... . he did make some valid points

then just played to his like minded audience .. not so special .
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Mythologies .. I would say so... . he did make some valid points

then just played to his like minded audience .. not so special .
I like the valid points part.
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