Thursday, November 8, 2007

Oh My, Romney suddenly has my attention

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Mitt Romney says that parents who home school their children should get a tax credit. This will help to offset the expense of teaching. At first glance, it seems alright because maybe more parents would be willing to yank their children from their abusive government schools. But then you snap back to reality and realize ... any government involvement is doomed for disaster. Home schooling merely becomes a tool or a puppet for government officials. And of course, politicians use none other than taxes as incentives. Imagine a world where this kind of power didn't exist ... where the government wouldn't have to lure you and bribe you into making the right decision for your children - taking them out of the hands of government indoctrination.
Romney says he also supports charter schools and vouchers, but on a state-by-state basis. Eh, it's a start. Competition for a better education can do nothing but make our children smarter, or at least give parents the chance to give their children a better education.
Instead of a tax credit .. for which there will undoubtedly be certain "requirements and qualifications" ... how about a straight voucher? Either use it to send your child to a private school, or keep it if you're teaching your child at home.
I'd love to get a voucher to continue to send my children to private school. I'm working my backside off at a part time $6 hour job at KMart to continue paying tuition so they can stay in school. I also work 2 days a week at said school in return for a break on tuition. I do have my own business that is slow to get off the ground, when it does, I won't have this problem! In the meantime private is expensive but well worth it.

I know what they're learning. I know WHO is teaching them, when I 'm not. And I'm very happy with the outcome so far.

Edit: on second thought, do I really really want that much more government interfering in my kids' education? There's bound to be some kind of additional requirements to get the vouchers or tax credits.

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