The Benefits of a School Voucher System in New York
Benefits of a School Voucher System in New York
In this essay I am going to tell you why I am completely for a voucher system for our New York education system. I think that it will improve the quality of our children’s education. It will also give us more control over paying for schools that deserve it.
Many people are unhappy with the quality of education that is provided for our children, and what makes it worse is that it is mandatory to pay for a failed education system with our property taxes.
Under non-voucher education systems citizens who currently pay for private schooling are still taxed for public schools, therefore they fund both public and private schools simultaneously. In the state of New York school taxes are collected with our property taxes. I presently live in New Windsor, New York which is unfortunately a part of the Newburgh School District. I actually graduated from the Newburgh school system, although diverse, and full of programs where a child can excel, there are far too many problems with this district. One of the main problems is that this school system is a part of the City of Newburgh. This is also where most of the schools are located. The City of Newburgh is plagued by poverty, crime (one of the highest in the state) and a growing population of gang members. I myself am a father and worry greatly about my two children who go to these schools. We are actually fortunate enough to be able to send my youngest child to private school and my oldest goes to one of the best elementary schools in the district. My property tax bill for the year is over six thousand dollars and more than half of it goes to the school district. To me this is unacceptable because for the amount we pay, we receive so little.
I know that if a school voucher system was employed in New York many parents including myself would remove our children from the public schools. This seems to be a...