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Scott Rogers
Posted over 2 years ago
Education "vouchers" solve the fiscal crisis, and also lead to economic recovery?
tu quoque You avoided having to engage with criticism by turning it back on the accuser - you answered criticism with criticism. Pronounced too-kwo-kwee. Literally translating as 'you too' this fallacy is also known as the appeal to hypocrisy. It is commonly employed as an effective red herring because it takes the heat off someone having to defend their argument, and instead shifts the focus back on to the person making the criticism. ----------- Also please cite where states have said vouchers are too hard. Some states do have them. Educational quality seems to be unaffected by them. Also, many states are constitutional forbidden to have a voucher program while others refuse because of the threat they see to low income children.
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Scott Rogers
Posted over 2 years ago
Education "vouchers" solve the fiscal crisis, and also lead to economic recovery?
This argument is built around a faulty premise. Your post says "The yearly education check allows students to chose how, when, where, and what they learn, and also who teaches them." - I see this as being awfully powerful for a piece of paper with numbers written on it. - Defend this premise. Next, how does cutting 400 billion in money already being spent on education drive a new economic recovery? It just means that once again schools will be asked to do more with less. Some additional misconceptions about vouchers (Internet sources) The basic education cuts that would accompany a voucher program would increase the financial burden on local communities in the form of increased property taxes. Vouchers do not offer true school choice. Access is a key issue in education. All kids deserve an opportunity to learn, but within a voucher program schools would choose the students, not the other way around. Private schools could choose to reject students with special needs, or for any other reason. Low income families will still be left with limited choices in situations where vouchers do not cover the full cost of tuition. And finally in many states, vouchers are unconstitutional, so the question is currently moot on a federal level.