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School Vouchers our choice School Vouchers our choice PHI 103 Informal Logic Instructor: Jan Edwards 10/24/10 Kevin Clark
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"I believe the children are our future - teach them well and let them lead the way."This memorable line in from Whitney Houston’s unforgettable hit “the greatest love of all” has never been more poignant as is when we end up exploring the condition of the American educational system and the impact tit has on our children. Earlier this year the OECD or the organization for economic co-operation and development announced the results for their analysis of Student Performance on the Reading, Scientific and Mathematical Literacy Scales, mean score, from 2006 to 2009 out of 33 counties; 1 being the highest and 33 being the lowest; the united states found itself ranking in the mid to high twenties, well below its peers in science and math 27 and 22 respectively. (OECD, 2009) With standardized test scores falling, the overall academic performance of U.S. students being eclipsed by students in peer countries like Germany and Japan, and the cost of private education sky-rocketing, the question of "How to fix our system of education" is now a hot topic debated by political pundits, candidates and everyday families alike. Some believe that a large part of the answer lies in the expansion of supplemental and special education programs that cater instruction and standards to those with special needs. Others, however, call for broad sweeping reforms of the system starting with the ability to choose. School Choice in the form of school vouchers, is one of the most contentious and popular of school reform proposals. The "school vouchers" program would use monetary vouchers from city state or federal government funds to subsidize private school education for many of those who want it. At its most rudimentary level, the school voucher program would usher in a school choice movement focused on affording parents the right to choose which school their children will attend.
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This controversial subject is recurrent in many state legislatures, the federal education community and within all education circles in the United States. This topic saw a substantial return to prominence during the 2008 presidential election cycle. Much like pervious election cycles before it, public and political support for a voucher program split many people into two deeply divided sides. the first of the previously mentioned sides sees the vouchers program as an invaluable opportunity to help needy children escape failing public schools and poverty stricken neighborhoods while the second vouchers urges that the voucher program serves as the harbinger of the mass removal of funding to public schools. Proponents of the voucher program, assert that granting parents the right to transfer their
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This note was uploaded on 06/27/2011 for the course PHI 103 taught by Professor O'leary during the Fall '10 term at Ashford University.

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