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School Choice

Do you think school choice reforms are beneficial or detrimental to American education?

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The topic of school choice is often divided along political lines, but it is not an easy "yes, I agree" or "no, I don't agree" choice. Rather than give you my own opinion, I will give you some information about both sides and you can draw your own conclusion. (Remember, I am not allowed to write your paper for you, so this is my way of giving you enough info to write your own answer.)

The two political sides in this issue are Liberals and Conservatives. Liberalism is the concept that each citizen is entitled to liberty and freedom of choice. All citizens are considered equal, regardless of their economic class, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. Liberalism defends the freedom of speech, worship, expression, press, and private property. Government resources may be used for the welfare of individuals.

Conservatism is a philosophy based on maintaining the traditional way of doing things. Long standing social norms are valued and the government has a role in encouraging or enforcing traditional values or behaviors. National defense is a priority, and individual citizens are expected to be fiscally responsible.

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This answer discusses the topic of school choice in America from both Liberal and Conservative points of view.

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