Bill: Education: Maintaining of Standards, Efficiency, and Sense (Re-Proposed due to more than half the legislature abstaining)
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: January 2219
|"The current system here in Lodamun for education is, to be frank, pathetic. The justification for the state paying private companies, most of whom which deliberately increase their fees knowing that the State must pay them, to educate Lodamun's children is no longer existent, if if ever did exist. It is inefficient, lacks any standards to allow proper education, and above all does not make sense within the current world."|
He clears his throat and continues.
"The system in the other nations of the world that stand as good, effective examples is government ownership and funding of schools, yet with no educational control given to the government. Were schools free, only the costs would need to be paid, not simply profiting a private company who will milk the government as much as possible. In addition, it would allow things to be provided on a basis of need, not simply what will increase profits."
"However, the government has no right to determine what should be taught, at least in terms of morality, political viewpoint, and other such things. Therefore, an independent regulatory commission would oversee the curriculum to avoid any bias seeping in. This is a vast improvement over the current system which primarily teaches things favourable to whomsoever runs the particular school."
"If the education system is nationalised and provided free, the amount of money spent on education as opposed to frivolities in the education sector would enjoy a quantum leap. This does not, however, forbid private schools from being set up after the nationalisation, as they would not be affected."
"Lodamun needs change, and change for the better. This bill provides that, and brings us into the modern age we all wish to inhabit."
Old value:: Education is private, but the government subsidises the cost of it for everyone
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: There is a free public education system alongside private schools.
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