School vouchers that TAKE money from public schools are a pet project of autocratic, corrupt billionaires and the majority of American people have repeatedly voted against school vouchers for decades. Why do the billionaire oligarchs keep spending huge sums of money to promote these school vouchers that most Americans do not want?
The National Education Policy Center asks whether the tide has turned against vouchers.
i would argue in response to their question that there was never a tide favoring vouchers except among politicians who took campaign contributions from voucher supporters or who ideologically hate everything public.
No public referendum on vouchers has ever endorsed them. The latest was in Arizona in 2018, where two-thirds of voters opposed vouchers while re-electing a rightwing governor funded by the Koch machine.
Vouchers lost in Florida in 2012, despite the support of Jeb Bush, and despite the fact that the referendum was deceptively called a vote on “religious liberty.”
Vouchers lost in deep red Utah in 2007, overwhelmingly.
Indiana has the nation’s most expansive voucher program, but only 3.5% of kidsebrolled and most had never attended public schools. They were religious families looking for public. Only for their religious education.
NEPC sees other reasons toquestion…
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