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Raza Studies in Arizona

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Initial post: Feb 25, 2011 8:56:30 PM PST
M. Zveris says:
As a resident of Arizona I have been surprised to find out about a divisive program that appears to be indoctrinating our children in public schools while segregating classrooms.

Take a look at this post which provides better background than I could. Has anyone else ever encountered this kind of program in their schools?

Posted on Feb 26, 2011 6:09:03 AM PST
Lisareads says:
The question is does one size fit all?

Why are people taxed to pay for others to be educated against their beliefs? It would be better not to have tax supported schools in the first place and let the buyer choose what school they want their children to learn.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2011 6:23:53 AM PST
M. Zveris says:
I think that in Arizona we have a problem with inconsistent teaching to a standard. For example we have Back to Basics schools where children are heavily educated in reading, writing, math, science, and global history. Those schools are our best performing, those children go on to score incredibly high on their tests and end up with the best graduation and college entry rates. The waiting lists are years long for children to get into those schools because there are so few of them. I know one woman who applied for a Back to Basics school for her child at 2 so that there might be a chance he could get in. There is no way she could afford our private schools (which we have very few of).

Then we have in the same district schools (which is coming to light slowly) where the students are failing, underperforming, and the schools are cooking the books to claim they aren't instead of addressing the problem. Those schools have no standard curricula, and they are the majority in our state and in my area. The worst offender in regard to these schools is that they are often in areas where the mean income is so low the parents rarely have the option to pull a child out of school and then pay for a charter (most of them are burdened by huge waiting lists just like our Back to Basics schools). Even worse if both parents are working full time to support their family, how will they manage to home school?

If everyone in the country had no tax funding for their schools, how many children would fall through the cracks because of poverty? What would happen if the parent/buyer didn't have the income to get their child in the school where their child would learn best?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 26, 2011 12:52:19 PM PST
Lisareads says:
"If everyone in the country had no tax funding for their schools, how many children would fall through the cracks because of poverty? "
In a competitive world people can not afford to have children unless they are winners. In every competition for resources you will have losers. How else would the population be controlled except by the individuals them selves. There is no right to have as many children as you physically can and expect the Government to support them. Perhaps if poverty limited the ability to reproduce then people would not be so willing to accept it for them selves.
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Initial post:  Feb 25, 2011
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