Backroads Posted January 25 Report Share Posted January 25 This seems to be filling up my newsfeed, and I'm trying to wrap my head around just what my feelings are. Here's the current bill. In essence, a scholarship/voucher fund for those who want to pay for homeschooling or private schools. My thoughts pro on the bill: Education truly is the parents responsibility and I can't argue with them having a choice in what that looks like. While I doubt the money offered is enough to help the truly destitute attend private school, it sure would be helpful to those who are just poor enough for the option of private school to be a proper struggle. While the scholarship for homeschooling seemed shockingly high, it is my understanding that homeschool expenses are going to be heavily limited scrutinized, so it's just not the worry it could be. Plus there's a connected teacher raise, and I wouldn't say no to that. My thoughts con on the bill: My big one is that it's so limited. Why should one family get to take advantage but not another family? The truly destitute and unaware are likely not going to have the know-how or means to apply for the bill, so likely the money is to go to the people in, ironically, less need. And while this may sound better and whataboutist, but how is this going to help those that don't have access to private schools? My mixed thought: IDEA. Under this bill, the private schools are not required to adhere to IDEA even with receiving the public money. I'm conflicted. Part of me says, that's my tax money, you better follow federal law. Then again, with being okay with the rest of the bill, why be picky about this when my tax money is potentially going to religious schools? I also figure, parents of students with learning disabilities can shop around for a school that will accept and doing a solid job of working with their kid, or simply return to their protected right under public school. Any areas where I am woefully wrong? NeuroTypical 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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