I have said all this to say a voucher system would be the best use of OUR tax dollars to educate our children. We as parents and taxpayers should have the choice of whether we want the government educating our children or some other private entity that lines up with our core beliefs. If our tax dollars are being used to educate our children then we as parents should have a choice as to where our children attend school, public or private.
There are some very dedicated educators in our public and private schools. They are there trying to make a positive difference in our children`s lives, but it is we as parents that should be making the greatest impact in our children. The schools should not be shaping our children, we as parents should be doing that task.
Sadly enough many of us have failed at this undertaking putting careers first and allowing someone at a day care to raise our children, then leaving it up to the schools to do the rest. We then wonder why our children are turning out the way they are and doing the things kids do these days. If you do not like the direction your children are going then maybe this verse from the Bible will help.
Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way they should go: and when they are old, they will not depart from it.”
David Nowak, Weatherford