vouchers

I'll Support Vouchers If You'll Support Parent Choice (Repost)

School ChoiceI think it’s a shame the way so many voucher proponents are so staunchly against parent choice. Oh, I know they fling these two words about a great deal, but they contradict themselves repeatedly in their proposals. And I, for one, think it’s time we call them out on it.

Let's Talk About Vouchers, Part Four (The Story So Far)

Meet Betsy DeVosI’m working my way through Supreme Court cases related to “separation of church and state” as it impacts public education. Most of these involved prayer or religious instruction, although I’d hoped to get into some of the more interesting stuff like the Amish pulling their kids out of school after 8th grade or “After School Satan Clubs.”

Yes, really. It’s fascinating stuff.

Let's Talk About Vouchers, Part One (What Happened In Cleveland?)

Angry ElephantThe Oklahoma GOP has for some time now held unchecked control of both the State Legislature and the Governor’s chair. Voters have handed them the keys, a 12-pack of Keystone, and encouraged them to have their way with the state. You’ve no doubt noticed the resulting prosperity trickling down all around you.

A Wall of Separation - Vouchers Approacheth

Private PublicBeginning in the 1980s, the “wall of separation” between church and state stopped getting higher. The Court’s application of the First Amendment to public schooling became somewhat more sympathetic to people of faith. 

It wasn’t an outright change of direction so much as an evolution in subtleties. The devil, as they say, is in the details.  

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