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Forum Post: Wis. Republicans and ALEC Push Vouchers on Disabled Kids

Posted 6 years ago on Feb. 23, 2012, 7:24 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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A particularly noxious piece of “school reform” legislation, drafted by ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council) and pushed by Republicans in statehouses around the country, would get unsophisticated parents to swap their kids’ federally protected right to a free, appropriate public education for school vouchers of highly dubious value to the kids.

Read more here: http://www.progressive.org/wis_republicans_and_alec_push_vouchers_on_disabled_kids.html



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[-] 3 points by Okay1 (20) 6 years ago

In California the disabled are the first to get budget cuts in their various programs. California is a liberals paradise.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

Isn't this what (R)epelican'ts usually do?

I remember back in the 90s when a (R)epelican't governor closed most of our States mental health hospitals, then he expanded the prisons.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

Oh, jeeze. yah. That really ticks me off, too.

Reagan sped up deinstitutionalization.Jails and prisons are where they wind up because every stop gap between point A and point B has been removed. If you attempt to broach the subject and point out that what you have is not working, they say that what is wanted is inhumane and bring up WW2 crap. But, what they don't realize is that they have taken these people and put them in a cage for a limited time-for the length of the sentence. They will then be released and the cycle will start all over again.

It cannot be a money issue, the cycle is expensive. It is an evil-doer issue.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

I don't know about the WW II tie in, but mental hospitals are expensive to run. Prisons are much cheaper, and jailing the insane gives them a higher rate of recidivism.

[-] 2 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 6 years ago

Jonathan Swift turns out to have been a prophet.

What a world. Even for Republicans, I would never have imagined they would sink so low.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22863) 6 years ago

That is unbelievable. Going after the most vulnerable. Shame on them.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

Hideous isn't it?

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22863) 6 years ago

Makes me sad to tell you the truth.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

Very much so.