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My X-class experience taught me that you can compartmentalize learning environments for different kids in the same school. The “X” stood for “experimental." The experiment worked, just as the old "tracks" worked.
Everybody who cares about education agrees with the theory of vouchers. Where conservatives and liberal split is in the particulars. When you get down to doing it you run into differences in income, parental competence and practical limitations on what parents can and can’t do to send their kids to the school of their choice. Some people will have no practical choice. Like it or not, you end up with a cast system where public school kids have virtually no chance of rising above the level of serfs.
Carried to extremes, as it will be if it works for enough voters, the voucher system will become so restive that only “good kids” from “good homes” will be able to get into them I have no doubt that I will work for enough voters. Where, then, will the money come from to keep the public schools open? The United Fund? What will happen inside of those schools when the voters aren’t looking?
Poor people don’t vote. –Jasper