Proverbs 22:16: One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.
The following article should be forwarded all over, especially to media.
As a former elected school board member I found the following SHOCKING!
"Every student who receives a voucher, pulls an average of $5,400 directly out of the budget from the public school he or she left."
Is this what our nation stands for?
How elitist can we get?
Excerpt from "Why school vouchers are not in our collective best interest":
Vouchers are not about school choice, that’s just the smokescreen. They are about the redistribution of our taxpayer dollars from transparent, accountable, locally-led community public schools to private and religious schools not accountable to anyone. It is a zero-sum game. Every student who receives a voucher, pulls an average of $5,400 directly out of the budget from the public school he or she left. The vast majority of private schools cost more than what vouchers will provide and only those with means will be able to take advantage of them. Yes, that’s right. Those who don’t need the help will get it and those who are desperate for the help will just get more desperate, stuck in public schools starved for resources. [emphasis added]
It should be no surprise to public education supporters that any attempt by pro-public education legislators to attach accountability amendments for these vouchers has been met with fierce resistance from the pro-privatization club. In fact, one bill was held rather than risk having it pass with accountability measures attached to it.