Friday, July 6, 2012

Types of School Choice

Okay this post is not about coupons, not exactly...  However, it is economic in nature.  The monies paid though taxation, particularly property tax used to maintain an inefficient school system could be better utilized as vouchers.  In a voucher system parents are "given" the option of sending children to the school of their choice whether non-religious, religious, public or private.  Funds expended by school districts would be allocated to families in the form of vouchers to pay full or partial tuition costs for the child's education. 

Vouchers not only "give" choice to the family, it saves tax payer monies as better educated adults are less of a tax burden throughout their lives  Fiscal Consequences of Dropouts , in our state (Tennessee) dropouts costs on an average of $750 yearly in lost tax revenue, $1,100 Medicaid, $950 incarnation, "Tennessee has a population of more than 750,000 high school dropouts. At a cost of nearly $3,000 per individual annually, dropouts cost the state more than $2 billion a year"

For further information, please see Educational Choice: Resources For Tennessee,  For other states please see drop down menu School Choice In Your State .     

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