To: Constitutionalist Conservative
Suburban parents--who have often spent large sums on housing so that their children can escape from a worse to a less worse education--are nervous that vouchers will mean an inner-city invasion of their treasured local schools. Meanwhile, the teacher unions, in order to shore up their public school monopoly, spend vast sums on painting voucher advocates as dangerous "extremists" out to destroy public schools. These campaigns allow the suburban parents to vote on nearly racist grounds with a clear conscience.
There you have it. Suburban parents (who often vote *Republican,* by the way) are "racist" because they saved money in spite of confiscatory taxation to buy a house in a decent school district. Keep going, voucher advocates - you're destroying Republican chances for re-election at warp speed by taking on your largest and most reliable base of supporters - for what?
Actually, the author misses a VERRRRYY salient point.
Both inner city, and Suburban Children will morph into private schools, like Montessori, or assorted Catholic, Jewish schools etc.....Not necessarily Suburban Schools.
posted on 05/21/2003 11:08:26 AM PDT
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