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Mercedes Schneider: Betsy DeVos on Video Explains How to Turn Corporate Taxes into Vouchers

07 Dec

Betsy DeVos teaches corporations how to ignore state Constitutions and break the law.

Diane Ravitch's blog

The Nevada state constitution contains this language:

Article 11, Section 10: “No public funds of any kind or character whatever, State, County or Municipal, shall be used for sectarian purpose.”

Mercedes Schneider explains how the Nevada Supreme Court did a fancy rhetorical two-step to conclude that the state constitution does not forbid vouchers, it just forbids funding them. Got that?

She then shows a video of Betsy DeVos, Trump’s pick for Secretary of Education, telling a Florida lawyer how corporate taxes can be used to provide vouchers for use in any school, including religious schools. This, despite the fact that the Florida state constitution explicitly says in Article 1, Section 3:

“There shall be no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace or safety. No revenue of the state or any political…

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Posted by on December 7, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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