Welcome to the Koch brothers’ world of Trump and DeVos. “Many of these voucher schools teach creationism, sexism, racism, and homophobia. They are supported by your tax dollars.”
Rebecca Klein, education editor of Huffington Post, reports here on a HuffPost analysis of the nation’s voucher-supported private and religious schools.
Many of these voucher schools teach creationism, sexism, racism, and homophobia. They are supported by your tax dollars.
These are the schools that Betsy DeVos wants to send more tax dollars to. Unlike public schools, which are expected to accept all children and to teach tolerance and democratic values, voucher schools teach whatever their religious sponsors want. And all too often, their teachings are hateful toward minorities.
President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have openly championed such programs and have encouraged states to embrace school choice, arguing that voucher programs give parents an alternative to low-performing public schools. Currently 14 states and the District of Columbia have voucher programs, and 17 have tax credit programs. DeVos has made it a top priority to push a federal school…
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December 8, 2017 at 11:00
I’ve taught only in public schools all my life. The same things happen there (I’ve watched it – I never told a 3rd grader in the library to choose a “boy book about baseball” that his classroom teacher told him to do when he wanted to check out good literature). I’m about to try teaching in a charter school to just see the difference. Private schools with high tuition are the difference. With the economy now, not too many can afford that. Promised private education for “free” is a misnomer.