“National School Choice Week” may be winding down, but there is still much work to be done to ensure that your tax dollars aren’t used to fund religious schools through voucher schemes.
You’ve heard a lot from Americans United this week about the truth behind “school choice.” So by now you may be aware that this whole “School Choice Week” publicity stunt is really about vouchers, and vouchers aren’t really about improving educational choices for anyone.
In reality, the only people who get to makes choices are the schools. They get to decide which students they will admit. They get to decide what to teach them. They get to decide who will teach there. They even get to decide if they want to impose theology onto students.
Unfortunately, it has become increasingly clear just how many schools that accept voucher students are using public funds to teach fundamentalist dogma. This week, Slate published a map showing the location of thousands of publicly funded schools in the United States that are permitted to teach creationism. Most of those schools get their taxpayer funds thanks to vouchers. Many of these schools are sectarian."