"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Friday, June 01, 2007

Vouchers Voted Down in South Carolina

From the StarNewsOnline:
COLUMBIA, S.C. | Senators defeated attempts Wednesday to add private school vouchers to a bill that would allow students a chance to enroll in any public school regardless of attendance lines.

It was the first time senators debated school vouchers on the chamber floor. The idea of helping parents send their children to private school using public money has died repeatedly in the House over the past several years.

The proposal's lopsided failure Wednesday on nearly two-to-one votes means the Senate is unlikely to take up the issue again this year or next, said Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell, who supported the idea.

"The votes are not there," said McConnell, R-Charleston. "Let's move on to other issues." . . .

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