Another area where religion wants your money.
@RanchIt's not religion, it is a school that wants the
money,Or more specifically it is a student that needs the money to
attend a school.
Religion is like farming. It's time for it to lose the attitude that it has
special status of some sort, and pay it's own share of taxes.
@the truth the part of the tax credit program that is being challenged
diverts tax dollars away from public schools to benefit religious schools.you
can try to split that non ex ident hair all you want but it is sending public
funds to religious institutions.
Then you would have to provide tax credit for home schooling. Everyone, seniors,
childless, religious schools, must support public education. In return public
education must become accountable and have better performance. It is a two way
@interventionReligious schools and religious people, home
schoolers, etc, are part of the public, and are a part of "the people".
And as such are entitled to a part of those public funds set aside for
education if they pay taxes into that fund.The public system is only
provided for those that want use that system. If one chooses another system they
entitled that money they would have received in the public system.That is how it should work. That is what freedom means.Are we
interested in educating people or in forcing a certain education system on them?
@the truthSo then you concede the money is being sent to a religious
institution. well I guess thats progress. Where do you get the idea that they
are "entitled to the money." If I don't have kids at all I still
have to pay the taxes that go to fund the public schools I don't get that
money back and if they choose to not attend the public school they are not
entitles to getting that money back. The schooling is available through public
schools and they are making the choice to not to access that service,
that's not on anyone but them.
#truthif I choose to play a private golf course I do not get my
taxes back that go to pay for public courses to pay for it, If I choose to join
a gym instead of using the local rec. center I do not get my taxes back to pay
for it and If people choose not to send their kids to public schools they do
not get it back to pay to go private school. its not complicated.
Our nation would be much stronger, and better educated, if students could escape
failing schools.I find it outrageous that so many people think it is
okay that only rich families can access private schools. The government
monopoly in education has brought us many problems and challenges and a mid to
low-quality product. In some inner cities, less than 10% of the students have
basic skills. Why should they be captive in those schools? Why is it better
for our cities, states and nation to prevent those low-income families from
finding better schools?The truth is - it isn't better for the
kids, their families, or our country. Our crime rates are tied to failed
education. Let the parents find a school that meets their kids' needs -
whether they are rich or not.
Seek to Understand,There is no law stopping parents from putting
their child in any school they choose. They just can't take my tax money
use it to pay for their private education. The whole choice argument is a false
argument. Choice is has and always will be there. What many want is public tax
money to subsidise their choices. Isn't that just another form of
redistribution of wealth that so many who post here complain about?