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Section A: General News

Editorial: Should parents have choice in children’s education?




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January 30, 2013 | 1472 views | 20 comments

Parents should be the primary educators of their children; perhaps not the primary teachers of chemistry or physics, but they should be responsible for teaching their children the basics, such as learning good manners, developing decision-making skills, and knowing right from wrong.  . . .

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squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
March 13, 2013 2:37pm
 
 
Making the choice. With your on hand experience, do you
think this program could be adapted to very small groups ?
Maybe one parent could take one grade with three or ... Read More Read More
 
 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
March 12, 2013 11:41am
 
 
I looked up the http://txva.com site and it's quite interesting. I sent an inquiry and someone called back. Very good information.
 
 
Making the choice  
St. Hedwig  
March 12, 2013 11:26am
 
 
The one caveat to the virtual network opportunity is that someone has to be home with the child to be a learning coach. You cannot expect the child to sit at home by themselves ... Read More Read More
 
 
Alvin Charmaine  
March 10, 2013 7:47pm
 
 
So the question is- if the state gave out a $4k voucher to every single kid, would they recieve a quality education?

I think this dialogue shows that ... Read More Read More
 
 
Making the choice  
St. Hedwig  
March 10, 2013 4:04pm
 
 
He is almost 12 and is in 6th grade. He enjoys the fact he does not have to wait for others to finish before he can move on. The schedule is already set for him each day ... Read More Read More
 
 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
March 10, 2013 3:33pm
 
 
Thank you for the information about the Texas Virtual Network. I think this is something more parents should know about. How old is your son and in what grade?
 
 
Making the choice  
St. Hedwig  
March 10, 2013 3:27pm
 
 
Pulled my son out of the brick and mortar at the start of this school year for various reasons, most of them I considered a complete and utter waste of my taxpayer money. ... Read More Read More
 
 
Alvin Charmaine  
March 9, 2013 5:31pm
 
 
Public schools cost too much. The government wastes too much money. $8k per student per year is ridiculous. There are too many administrators. Too many districts. Too much ... Read More Read More
 
 
Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
March 9, 2013 1:48pm
 
 
Want to improve schools.....have all educators serve
a ten year apprenticeship in a real world job before entering the classroom. Let those that can, teach.
 
 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 8, 2013 5:15pm
 
 
I just scanned a report on private schools vs public
schools in grades 4 and 8. This survey reported on
reading and math scores. The private schools scored
higher in ... Read More Read More
 

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