Florida sends 129 million to private schools that push discrimination and segregation

While Governor DeSantis
is pushing his terrible pay proposals through the front door, he is trying to
sneak a massive expansion of vouchers through the back. The sad truth is many
these vouchers which are paid for with public money are little more than excuses
to push discrimination and segregation as Florida sent 129 million to private
schools that either exclude or have anti LGBTQ views.

From the Orlando Sentinel,
Florida last year, 156 private Christian schools with these types of anti-gay
views educated more than 20,800 students with tuition paid for by state
scholarships, an Orlando Sentinel investigation found.
scholarship programs, often referred to as school vouchers, sent more than $129
million to these religious institutions. That means at least 14 percent of
Florida’s nearly 147,000 scholarship students last year attended private
schools where homosexuality was condemned or, at a minimum, unwelcome.

Friends we are paying for this. Do you know who else these
private schools can exclude? Here is a short list.
Latino and Black children, children with disabilities, something
they already do with great regularity. Kids with discipline problems, kids
behind grade level, and any kid for any reason and once again we are paying for
this. Is this really where you think our tax payer money should be going.
School choice in reality is nothing more than an excuse for
discrimination and segregation and that’s a problem we should all have.
Rather than investing in our public schools this is where
Tallahassee would rather send our tax money

If at this point you aren’t disgusted, then you are part of
the problem.
Florida could and should be doing better.

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