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Old 05-13-2011, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Union County
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Many threads discussing public schools in NC and found this interesting link to compare "ROI".

Interactive Map: Return on Educational Investment (http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/01/educational_productivity/ - broken link)


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Old 05-13-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I hate that I'm threatened with prison time if I fail to fund such garbage as public education but luckily it still isn't illegal to send my children to a school of my choosing. If a private school charged $5,000 to $13,000 per year for tuition and failed to graduate 25% of those that attended they would be out of business in a month but the voters in this state holla "give'm more money" when confronted with that exact same scenario.


Suckers.......
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Old 05-14-2011, 02:08 PM
 
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Are they using combined state, federal, and local monies for their per-pupil numbers or are they just going by state expenditures?



I see they're basing a lot of their work off of the US Chamber of Commerce and the American Enterprise Institute, which poisons the well beyond recourse. And if you read their "Important Caveats" section they essentially point out this entire exercise is meaningless due to lack of data and understanding of the issue.
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:33 PM
 
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that's a very impressive website.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:31 PM
 
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I hate that I'm threatened with prison time if I fail to fund such garbage as public education but luckily it still isn't illegal to send my children to a school of my choosing. If a private school charged $5,000 to $13,000 per year for tuition and failed to graduate 25% of those that attended they would be out of business in a month but the voters in this state holla "give'm more money" when confronted with that exact same scenario.


Suckers.......
Yes, public education is garbage. Having an educated society is a complete waste of taxpayer money.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:07 AM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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I hate that I'm threatened with prison time if I fail to fund such garbage as public education but luckily it still isn't illegal to send my children to a school of my choosing. If a private school charged $5,000 to $13,000 per year for tuition and failed to graduate 25% of those that attended they would be out of business in a month but the voters in this state holla "give'm more money" when confronted with that exact same scenario.


Suckers.......

If a private school accepted ANYONE who walked in the door they would have a 75% 0r less graduation rate.

It's NOT the school, it is the resources available, parental expectations and student motivation that determine success...
One reason why tuition is so HIGH at private schools like RAVENCROFT is to keep "those people" out....
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:18 AM
 
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Hey Time2travel, will you pony up a few million dollars so we can send every kid to these wonderful private schools you speak of? Thanks.
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