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Re: “Good, Available Child Care Benefits Society

Could you make an argument with some actual thought content to it in support of a different point of view?

Compensation and credentialing standards in the child care "industry" are an acknowledged problem among educators. It's people who mindlessly promote expansion of the sector without acknowledging that wage and quality of care issues need to be addressed who are promoting shoddy public policy, a la TUSD's "early childhood education" centers. Talk to an expert in early childhood education some time about whether the execution of that particular local expansion of child care "opportunities" deserved praise or blame.

But asking questions that would help the public understand whether the public policy initiatives party operatives like Safier pitch actually benefit the constituents they are supposed to benefit -- or someone or something else -- is not something you'd be inclined to do. I wonder why not.

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Posted by Try adding some thought content. on 04/25/2017 at 9:39 AM

Re: “The Skinny

Beard Buddies rejoice!

Posted by CWazbeard13paulbuddiesBF&LF on 04/25/2017 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Good, Available Child Care Benefits Society

Such an azz.

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Posted by Come talk to us when you're no longer a selfish, mindless prick. on 04/25/2017 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Statewide Voucher Initiatives Has Been Voted Down Everywhere, Every Time

Should all children receive an equal amount of tax funded support for their educations, or should some receive tens of thousands of dollars of support while others receive none?

When a private institution relieves the state of the burden of educating a child at the state's expense, should the state pay for the provision of those services? When private entities provide citizens other services the state usually provides, they are paid to do so.

Why would a tax increase be needed, Frances? You apply your per pupil funding in one institution or another. It's a zero sum game.

The fact is that without vouchers equalizing the per-pupil funding and remedying a situation in which there has been unfair economic discrimination against educational institutions providing excellent services to constituents and thereby contributing more to the common good than many public educational institutions do, what we have going on is the state creating an economic incentive for parents to enroll their children in schools that produce a less educated citizenry. If the government creates incentives, it should be incentivizing behaviors that produce better outcomes, not worse ones, cf. Cass Sunstein on policy "nudges."

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Posted by Ask more honest questions & provide better answers. on 04/25/2017 at 6:20 AM

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