Vouchers Will Bring Fair And Affordable Education

Saturday, April 13, 2019

If a student received a voucher but can’t get to school, can’t afford uniforms, their lunch or the gap in tuition, it’s not really a real choice. - Jenny Hill

As I read this quote from School Board member Jenny Hill, her heart and conscience is in the right place which should make her feel better, however her struggle to understand that to apply this logic would actually be to the detriment of teaching and achieving that end goal of reaching out to the children and providing them the best educational opportunities available.

Ms. Hill, it sounds as if your goal is to be a social justice warrior and not the academic battle that is really your single purpose as an elected School Board member.  You would be better suited to join the battle front knocking on doors and encouraging those communities where parents or guardians of these underprivileged children reside.      

It is becoming increasingly obvious that this school board is doing the bidding for groups such as UnifEd and the so-called Unity Group who says that they stand for “free fair and appropriate public education”.

Excuse me, Eric, you omitted the fact that nothing is free, someone has to pay and those taxpayers have a voice. Herein is another part of the problem when social justice warriors parse the whole story and low info voters believe that whatever these causes is presented it’s free.

Now let’s take this one step further and apply it to the business world. If any of you own a business or even patronize a business. If you own that business do you tell your vendors that you want the same prices for a product that another business purchases a hundred times the amount of material that you buy?

I support State Senator Todd Gardenhire and the State Legislature’s effort to bring fair and affordable education to our great State. The voucher program will do this.

Ron Ray
Lookout Valley


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