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Vouchers: The Real Religious Indoctrination Bill

The idea that teaching about world religions in seventh grade is a program of indoctrination would be funny if it weren’t a funded campaign of fear, wrapped in bigotry, inside of ignorance (hat tip: Winston Churchill).

But let’s focus on something everyone agrees on: Taxpayer dollars should NOT be used for religious indoctrination, i.e., trying to push religious beliefs on students.

We all agree on that, right?

Apparently not, because that’s exactly what vouchers will do.

The voucher bill would transfer public school funds to private schools, including religious schools.

In other states, most of the schools receiving the vouchers are religious:

  1. In Indiana, all of the schools receiving vouchers are religious (2011). In the first year, there were 79 Christian schools and one Muslim school.

  2. 89% of voucher students in the 26-year-old Milwaukee program attend a religious school, and 27 of the schools are 100% voucher students.

  3. North Carolina’s top 12 voucher schools are religious schools – 10 Christian and 2 Muslim. Religious private schools account for 90% of voucher recipients even though only 66.4% of the state’s 715 private schools are religious institutions

You want to keep taxpayer dollars out of the indoctrination business?

The voucher bill has already been voted on by the full Senate and will be voted on by the full House on Monday, February 8, at 5 PM.

Let your Williamson County elected officials know that you don’t want the voucher bill.

You can also blind carbon copy email the full House.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


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