Why Nebraska Doesn't Need School Choice

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  1. AlwaysAttend

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    How about students recieving SPED services. Private school students can receive services like speech provided by public money. Textbooks are often also provided by the local school district. This all typically comes from federal money. Should that be banned?
     
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    http://www.wrightslaw.com/blog/idea-2004-and-private-schools/

    "Children who attend public schools are entitled to a free appropriate education and an IEP, and they receive funding from the federal government. Private schools do not receive this funding and are not required to provide a free appropriate education or an IEP. They are not required to provide special education services to children with disabilities."
     
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    I worked in a Catholic school. Kids had ieps and recieved services through the county. We also recieved all textbooks through the local school district because that's how textbook money is distributed.
     
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    Interesting. The private school (also religiously affiliated but not Catholic) I interviewed at last year specifically told me they did not provide IEP support for their students.
     
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    I always was under the impression it depending on the private school and what they were able/willing to do. Private schools aren't prevented from giving IEP support, they're just not required to (barring whatever public funding).
     
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    The public school district (or county special services commission) determines if evaluation is needed, and if so, does it. Then there is money provided (meaning an employee outside the private school) comes in and provides the service. Just like a kid who is recieving services before attending school. The funding is limited though so you basically get underserviced and if you want more, you transfer to public school.
     
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    By all means, please do.
     
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    So are we just eliminating entire states or are we gonna go district by district?
     
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    A recent study shows that Wisconsin voucher schools cause financial harm to regular public schools (which outperform the voucher schools.) Why would politicians want to throw public money down the voucher hole other than promote a certain religious point of view?
     
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    Tyler,

    As far as vouchers, Wisconsin's system of vouchers is as bad as it gets. It doesn't have to be like that, but I agree Wisconsin is an example of how not to use vouchers.
     
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    Are things so bad in the states that creationism is taught as science? Or rather that it is introduced as a subject that might be applicable to the scientific method?

    I don't know how you guys teach science, but I was taught that science is a method, so how can creationism be taught as science? I thought that was merely a hypothesis.

    I was taught about phrenology in a high school science class, and was asked to apply the scientific method to this hypothesis in order to test the validity of the idea. Wouldn't creationism or any idea, for that matter, be introduced in the same way?
     
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    This is not a study, it's a policy memo giving an opinion, the other side could claim their points with other data.
     
  13. Tyler B.

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    I shouldn't have used the word "study". It's a report from the National Education Policy Center - known to produce high-quality, peer-reviewed research.

    Thanks for the correction.
     
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    excellent post as always
     
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    Out of curiosity, how are you defining excellence?
     

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