On Sat, 30 Jan 2021 18:21:37 -0500, Tony Cooper
Post by Tony Cooper
On Sun, 31 Jan 2021 09:28:37 +1100, Peter Moylan
Post by Peter Moylan Post by Tony Cooper Post by J. J. Lodder Post by Peter T. Daniels Post by Peter T. Daniels
Oh, that's right, you're in one of those countries that think
spelling is a matter of government decree
That is a common misunderstanding. Decrees about spelling only
apply to documents that the government has (perhaps partially)
That doesn't apply the newspapers for example, and there are
indeed newspapers that have style guides of their own, which
may include variant spellings,
It doesn't apply to schools?
It does. Amost all education is (at least in part) state-funded.
(wouldn't be a bad idea for the US of A either)
How do you think it is funded in the US?
US Public schools are funded by the federal government, the states
government, and local governments. The percentage of funding from
each of those depends on the state and the local school system.
Each of those is "state funding" in the sense that that each level
of government is a "state" source.
What about those charter schools that were set up to protect the
children from standard spelling?
I don't know anything about the charter schools' position on spelling,
but charter schools are also "state funded". They receive the same
funding as public schools, but do not have the same restrictions on
them that public schools have.
One of the big fights is at the state level among proponents of
charter schools. The churchy-est of the advocates want funding
without infringing on a church-school curriculum. Others insist on
mandatory "standards" -- like the public schools.
No-standards affects science in the teaching of Creationism or sex
education. If they can keep out teachers' unions (tenure and
other job protection), they also can keep down the number
of objections to what they sneak into the curriculumn.
Or it affects social science and literature, if they want every
lesson to condemn homosexuality and (maybe, still) race-mixing.
The non-churchy advocates can be looking for an alternative
to public schools which sometimes have fallen into disarray. In
some states, a local charter school might also be able to gain
significant extra funding by inviting cash contributions.
Post by Tony Cooper
The rules for charter schools - as with about everything else in this
country - vary by state. It's dangerous to make a blanket statement
about anything in the US, but students at charter schools do not pay
tuition. Charter schools can be non-profit, but do not confuse
"non-profit" with "not profitable for the owners or controlling
There are three basic types of schools in the US: public, private,
and charter. Most of the private schools in the US are
religion-affiliated. Catholic schools, for example.
The above pertains to schools from Pre-K to 12th Grade (high school).
Schools are expensive... I know that there were campaigns to get
government money, even before the Charter school movement.
Haven't some religious schools gained funding for textbooks and
transportation (bussing)? More than that?