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Education versus Politics – The Yorktown Way
The New Jersey Spotlight online periodical, reviewed the recent campaign trail debate between New Jersey Senator Barbara Buono and Governor Chris Christie. Buono disagreed with Christie’s comment that, “We have 200 failing schools in New Jersey… We need to change what is going on in failing schools, and I’m an advocate for vouchers in failing school systems to create competition and most importantly to give those parents and those children a choice to walk out of those failure factories…”
Here, two politicians project opposing views with the way tax dollars fund schools, which is really no big surprise in a debate.
This issue revolves around the discussion within the realm of education and funding. Yes, we should understand that education should come first; however, the reality illustrates that we have a situation where the local government is aware of the current educational problems and is offering a proposed solution: allowing parents to take their children out of the “failure factories” and transfer into another school, charter or private.
For many, this is a wonderful idea, as it would allow parents to choose where their tax dollars go. Others might argue that we should not take the money that is a public tax away from a publicly funded school. Either way, the root of the problem illustrates what is so alarming: the politicians are aware that our schools are failing, but lack a solution to help the “failure factories.”
Enter Yorktown Education: a private school outside of Dallas striving to create an educational institution that prides itself on focusing on education rather than politics.
Come see for yourself by booking a tour to learn more about what makes Yorktown successful. Maybe others in this country will see why we are not worried about sending our kids to other schools to fix the problem; rather we are fixing the other “failure factories.”