The Pros And Cons Of School Vouchers

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Have you heard of school vouchers? A school voucher is a government voucher redeemable for tuition fees at any school other than a public school, which a student can attend for free ("school voucher", 2017). In the article “Who are the forces behind the school voucher push in Texas?” written by Brett Shipp of WFAA.com reveals who supports the public-school voucher and how they are trying to get the school vouchers passed. The article also reveals that most of the people who support the voucher are from the wealthy population (Shipp, 2017). He revealed that the first people allowed to speak to the Senate committee of Education in support of the school vouchers were not even natives of Texas (Shipp, 2017). Everyone, on the panel are extremely…show more content…
In class, we have been discussing how the schools are overcrowded and understaffed. Dr. Klages said that most classrooms have 23 plus student which would leave the students and teachers struggling to keep up (Klages, 2017). Imagine if the funding was cut because of the school vouchers and the classrooms were over filled. There would be a shortage of teachers due to funding and poor working conditions in the public schools. According to Introduction to Teaching, working conditions are a major deciding factor for people who left the teaching profession (Kauchak, & Eggen, n.d.). As our class enters the teaching profession, school vouchers could be the deciding factor on whether some of us will stay in the education…show more content…
Because many of us will work at a public school, this will leave us with less resources to teach the students who do not attend voucher schools. This could lead to the closure of many public schools due to insufficient funds, leaving scattered public schools open. With only a few public schools open, and many lower and middle class students left, this would increase class sizes but with limited resources. With already high student to teacher ratios, this could make it higher. Many teachers would be burned out and end up quitting and changing careers. This in turn would leave many students without an education. Instead of vouchers giving everyone a better opportunity, they only give the rich a “discount” and deprive anyone else that cannot afford to pay the remaining tuition, thus, being given the only option to stay in a limited resource, under-staffed public
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