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Education "vouchers" solve the fiscal crisis, and also lead to economic recovery?

Simply open up K-12 education to the market place, with government only playing a role by financing the students with a yearly education check of $8000.

*www.usagovernmentspending.com shows American local governments spending $458.3 billion for K-12 education in 2012.
*(Sir Ken Robinson says this education system is a complete failure)
*The new education cost of $8000 education check to 50 million K-12 students is $400 billion per year
*This saves $58.3 billion
*(a $6000 check would save $158.3 billion)
*The yearly education check allows students(and their parents) to choose how, when, where, and what they learn, and also who teaches them
*The yearly education check of $8000 opens up a $400B/year market to entrepreneurs, teachers, and creatives
*($6000 check opens up a $300B/year market to entrepreneurs, teachers, and creatives)

State fiscal crisis solved, federal fiscal crisis solved, and the new education market leads America's economic recovery.

Thoughts everyone?

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    Jan 11 2013: 40 years ago this was a debate topic at nationals. Shocking that we are still debating this while our kids continue to be at desperate disadvantage in the global market place of information exchange.
    • Jan 11 2013: And your opinion on taking the education money away from the politicians and redistributing the education money into the hands of the K-12 parents?
    • Jan 11 2013: That is why we need real solutions... More funding for public schools
    • Jan 12 2013: We are losing our ability to innovate, be creative, and "think outside the box" as we are focusing so heavily on our ability to read, write and do math. I believe that these are important and necessary skills, but we are focusing so heavily on knowledge that we are failing to think creatively. Yes, we are struggling in academic areas, but the one thing we have been good at for our history was our ability to create and innovate. That is what we should be focusing on, not whether a child can pass a reading test or a math test.

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