Sunday, April 27, 2014
Nadia Hionides, the principal of the Foundation Academy has thousands of reasons to support school choice and each starts with a dollar sign.
I went to the Foundation Academy’s web site where they promoted a Christian education but they didn’t promote much else that you couldn’t get at most public schools, which begs the question is their a manifest necessity families get a voucher so their children can go there.
What she is asking the people of Florida to do is first blur the line between church and state and then to subsidize a parents choice, not need but choice, and she asks this to the detriment of all of us.
You see public education isn’t just for the families that have school age children, it is for all of us whether we have kids or not and when resources are siphoned out it hinders the ability of public schools to do their jobs to the best of their ability.
The Foundation Academy made do a great job educating the children that go there, then again they may not because the state has refused to put accountability measures on private schools that take vouchers but at the end of the day it doesn’t truly matter. What does matter is making our public schools as strong as possible a lesson lost on supporters of vouchers.
Chris GuerrieriSchool teacher