Bill: Universal Voucher System Act, 4298
Votes: This is an ordinary bill. It requires more yes votes than no votes. This bill will not pass any sooner than the deadline.
Voting deadline: April 4299
By this act we shall implement an universal voucher system to replace our current public education system were those who cannot afford a private education are refereed to substandard public facilities. By outsourcing public education services to competing private entrepreneurs, we ensure both cost-effectiveness that everyone can have a free private education, and fairness and freedom of choice for everyone and not just the wealthy."
Minister of Education and Culture
Proposal[?] to change Charter school policy (free, privately run, publicly funded schools).
Old value:: Only non-profit organizations may establish charter schools.
Current: Charter schools must have a specific focus.
Proposed: Charter schools must have a specific focus.
Old value:: Private schools are given funding on a case-by-case basis.
Current: Private educational institutions receive no government funding whatsoever.
Proposed: All private schools, even for-profit private schools, are given government funding.
Old value:: There is a National Curriculum which all schools are obliged to follow.
Current: There is a National Curriculum which all government schools are obliged to follow; non-government schools are partially exempt.
Proposed: There is a National Curriculum which is advisory only and is not binding on any schools.
Old value:: Schools have an obligation to give sexual education at some point in puberty.
Current: Schools have an obligation to give sexual education at some point in puberty.
Proposed: This decision is up to the schools themselves without government regulation.
Old value:: There is a free public education system and a small number of private schools, which are heavily regulated to ensure they teach adequate skills and information.
Current: There is a free public education system and a small number of private schools, which are heavily regulated to ensure they teach adequate skills and information.
Proposed: Education is private, but the government subsidises the cost of it for everyone
Proposal[?] to change The government's policy with respect to prayer in schools.
Old value:: Teacher-led prayers in schools are forbidden.
Current: Teacher-led prayers in schools are forbidden, except in religious schools.
Proposed: The government leaves this decision up to the schools themselves.
These messages have been posted to debate on this bill:
|Date||15:45:24, November 06, 2017 CET||From||Austonean Social Democrats||To||Debating the Universal Voucher System Act, 4298|
|Message||The educational system doesn't need to be for profit. Its already too expensive. We need to compete globally and we cant do that when the educational system is too concern with increasing profits and not educating our students. When things are for profit the government will have to pay higher rates that the market will keep increasing to meet their quotas, which causes our government to want to reduce spending in that area. Our students will not be able to afford books or classes because the government subsidies will lack and the market will keep increasing the prices because they can and aren't regulated to ensure affordability. Also Article 4 is dangerous. As a nurse I advocate Sex ED. It must be taught to decrease STD, teen pregnancy, and abortion rates. If you advocate for personal freedoms and want to reduce abortions. Allowing abortions (personal freedom) alongside access to affordable contraceptives and Sex ED is the route that needs to be taken.|
|Date||20:25:29, November 06, 2017 CET||From||Liberty Dawn||To||Debating the Universal Voucher System Act, 4298|
Matter of fact is that in a monolithic socialist style public education system, there is no accountability and no guarantee of either cost-effectiveness or good services for the customers. You'll find a higher degree of students suffering from conditions like dyslexia or ADHD among the lower social strata for which freedom of choice and hand tailored education services are vital for a good studying time and only our model guarantees freedom of choice for everyone and not just the rich.
As for sexual education, the relevant part of should already be taught in biology class. Sex is a very private thing and many do not feel comfortable involving teachers in such. Schools must have the freedom to chose how to handle that."
Minister of Education and Culture
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