As more money is diverted from public schools to charter schools expect more stories like this

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The Texas GOP official state party platform is to do away with public education and they are actively working that direction. Vouchers are one way to do that. I hope we get our kid out of the school and off to (out of state) college before they get too far along this path.

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Tax dollars are also flowing into supporting segregation academies.

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That was the underlying motive, 50 years ago, behind state funding for parochial schools, which failed, then. There is another push in Michigan now to have the state subsidize private schools. The privates would still be for the people well enough off to pay tuition to the privates, beyond what the state subsidy would pay. The parents who don’t have that extra money, would be stuck sending their spawn to public, or charter, schools. And, because Lansing would not increase education funding, carving some of the money off to subsidize the wealthy who send their spawn to private school, public schools would see a funding cut.

As has been said for years, the US is heading toward “Bantu education” for the Proles.

Steve

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Why not move now? Maybe to some state where your vote might make a difference.
Some people suggest that poorly treated people will just move to better areas.

Of course, we know that nothing is that simple but is the job more important than the kid?

As we see with other issues, when some, but not all, states are on board with a particular policy, there is a drumbeat to impose the policy on the dissident states at the Federal level. In this case, the move would be to deny Federal education money to any state that did not subsidize private schools.

Steve

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Exactly, if the stupidity goes national, then moving does not help us in any manner.

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Yes. And then the counter move is a constitutional crisis by creating a chain of private Spinozan Woke Gymnasium (in the original sense) schools and demanding governmental money.

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We old phartz remember what Nixon did to enforce the national 55mph speed limit: deny Federal road funding. Only Nevada decided to forego the Federal money. The “no child left behind” Federal policies were enforced by withholding Federal education money from school systems who failed the tests.

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Then the government goes into the business of dictating what is acceptable, and what is not. We are seeing that in Florida now, as Satanists demand equal access to schools as Bible bangers enjoy, and the Gov says Satanists don’t qualify.

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Yes, Satanism pushes the point too far, driving the fundies into a frenzy but striking the general populace as a joke.

The whole world admires the German gymnasium schools, and when mixed with modern Spinozan quasi-theism as optional religion classes, or something like, you may have a reasonably politically attractive platform…

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If it goes national, the move has to be to another country (obviously Canada and Mexico are the closest).
Why do you think migration occurs?

Then Florida is in violation of the First Amendment (govt establishment of religion) and loses ALL education funding.

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In Texas a school is required to display “In God We Trust” signs if donated by anyone in the public. Drives me nuts every time I see it.

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Make the sign–with the photo of Satan. State law overrules local anything…

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The “establishment” clause has been ignored since the 50s. The clause prohibits Congress passing laws regarding “establishment” of religion, but in the 50s, Congress passed laws inserting the God clause in the Pledge, making “In God we trust” the national motto, and requiring the POTUS, each year, to declare a “national day of prayer”. There have been challenges to these clear violations of the Constitution, but SCOTUS has always cooked up an excuse to not rule on any challenge.

What the Satanists could also contend is violation of their “equal protection” rights, by being excluded, without due process of law, while certain other religions are welcomed.

Steve

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That would seem to be ripe for abuse by anyone that opposes such a rule. Certainly there is a limit, right? I mean, what if I donated 400 signs of such or the sign included some hidden meaning in the letters? Still required?

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It is horrible that someone stole public money, especially money that was meant for kids, but don’t act like this doesn’t happen in public schools as well.

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I didn’t see any mention of a crime being committed or a criminal trial in the linked article. I did see that a group of taxpayers were claiming that the Baltimore schools were not spending money well in a lawsuit. I also noticed that this was an editorial on a Sinclair Broadcasting station.

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Let’s have a meme. After all, it would be bad if a “JC” could not have his Gulfstream serviced at his convenience.

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