Mr Darrell at the Bathtub announces that billions of dollars will be lost to public schools if vouchers get passed.
Census data tells us that there are 3.1 million students of ages 5-13. Let’s grant that to increase to 5 million to end of high school. Billions? Is he expecting mass exodus? If 20% of those students left for private schools .. there’d be no place for them. Clue in, the private schools can take how many more kids … a tens of thousands at best. The only way that would amount to billions is if the vouchers were worth hundreds of thousands per, which isn’t the case.
I do like this objection too:
This voucher scheme would send public tax dollars to private and religious schools that are unaccountable to taxpayers.
He much prefers that other school system which is unaccountable to parents.