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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewrona
    Would you happen to know if Nichols accepts everyone who wants to go to school there, or, do you have to submit an application?
    If you have a point, you should just make it. You know that an application is required. That fact is not relevant in today's public school environment. If people could use vouchers there would be private schools to address the needs of all students.

    The profit incentive would lead to a supply for the demand. Competition would keep the costs more reasonable than they are now and keep the quality at a much higher level.

    If a school wants to specialize, such as Nichols, they are serving the needs of special students as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DelawareDistrict
    If you have a point, you should just make it. You know that an application is required. That fact is not relevant in today's public school environment. If people could use vouchers there would be private schools to address the needs of all students.

    The profit incentive would lead to a supply for the demand. Competition would keep the costs more reasonable than they are now and keep the quality at a much higher level.

    If a school wants to specialize, such as Nichols, they are serving the needs of special students as well.

    The point is, when you make comparisons it is never apples to apples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colossus27
    You never seem to tire when it comes to making stuff up, do you?

    A simple request, one that any of us several ignorant folks here can all understand. Prove what you just wrote. This link will help.

    http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/mgtserv/pr...06-6-13-06.htm
    How about from this very thread ...

    Quote Originally Posted by DelawareDistrict
    Why wouldn't parents be able to find a school? Competition would spur the growth of schools. There are schools in some parts of our country now educating students at a cost of about $3000 per year per student and doing a better job than the NYS public schools which receive over $14,000 per year per student. Nichols School manages to educate students at roughly the same cost with an average of 14 students per classroom; Comprehensive tuitions for 2006-2007:
    Grade 5: $14,800
    Grades 6-8: $14,950
    Grade 9: $15,850
    Grades 10-12: $16,000

    When you compare Nichols costs and results to Public Schools, the results of Public Schools are unacceptable.

    As far as special needs children go, I have heard many complaints about the way the public schools handle them. Many schools lump developmentally disabled students in classes with students with disciplinary problems.

    The simple fact is the teachers unions, through lobbying efforts, have managed to keep any real reform from happening in NYS. Charter Schools are a good beginning, however NYS has recently capped the number of Charters in the State. Eliminating and limiting competition is a loss for everyone. Choice leads to a better product/service.

    I don't understand how anyone can defend the current system. The system doesn't work and the costs keep spiraling out of control. The only possible explanation that I can fathom is that people are so used to the current system and so resistant to change, that they are blind to the reality of the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda_D
    How about from this very thread ...
    ...and it doesn't even remotely touch on your point, does it?
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    Here's some food for thought for the defenders of the current failed system.

    20/20 Stupid in America

    Last edited by DelawareDistrict; November 3rd, 2006 at 06:05 PM.
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    Every time I try to run these video's I get about 20 seconds and then my computer has to download it again. What can I do to get more video at a time?

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    What's your OS and what connection do you have?
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    I have windows xp and have adelphia standard cable hookup. About 54mbps

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJB
    I have windows xp and have adelphia standard cable hookup. About 54mbps

    Go to youtube directly. Find the video. Open it but pause before it starts. Wait for the entire video to stream before you view. Sounds like by the time you get 20 min, you out pace your stream.

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    Our study was released today at--

    http://freebuffalo.org/articles/news...0districts.pdf

    Thanks for all the comments.

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    The high costs


    . . . boil down to Teacher's Unions & School Boards, plain & simple. They prove it by our society of 'functional illiterates'.
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    12/21/2012

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