Home owners pay, and student families pay the other, I want there to be a direct payment for school to help people see the importance of the wise use of their money
So if a child is born into a home with parents who don't understand the wise use of money, or who have no money, or who would prefer to home school but don't have the qualifications of ability to properly educate their child ....that child is screwed.
And if that child was talented enough to be a civil engineer, or a doctor, or a scientist .... but was forever burdened with a sub par education ,.. society would lose.
A child with a poor education is also going to be more prone to a life of crime... Again society loses.
I know you're all about personal responsibility Bbauska. How about this? Be responsible enough to pay your damn taxes, and stop worrying about how others might be benefiting from your taxes. And try and remember that when a child benefits, we all benefit.
The best education systems in the world , and the US doesn't have such, pay their teachers extremelly well in order to attract the best. They also treat the teaching profession with enormous respect, again to attract the best into the profession. And they , and provide the education for free. And they treat education as a personal endevour, for each child. http://beta.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/l ... story.htmlhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovati ... -49859555/
There's a concept discussed in this last article that will certainly blow your mind bbauska.
"Positive discrimination funds" ....
It’s almost unheard of for a child to show up hungry or homeless. Finland provides three years of maternity leave and subsidized day care to parents, and preschool for all 5-year-olds, where the emphasis is on play and socializing. In addition, the state subsidizes parents, paying them around 150 euros per month for every child until he or she turns 17. Ninety-seven percent of 6-year-olds attend public preschool, where children begin some academics. Schools provide food, medical care, counseling and taxi service if needed. Student health care is free
Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovatio ... uccessful-