minority children vouchers so they can escape poor performing public schools
are the same people who voted to dramatically slash the Bright Futures
Scholarship program, which you guessed it disproportionately hurts poor and
mostly minority children and will prevent thousand and thousand from going to
college. It seems a bit hypocritical doesn’t it?
minority children, if that was a priority there wouldn’t be these draconian
cuts to the Bright Futures Scholarships. Vouchers, which have siphoned nearly a
billion dollars out pf public schools, have a more insidious purpose. They are designed to divert what would have
been public money to religious institutions, over seventy percent of voucher
schools are religious and to hasten the privatization of public schools.
an often-repeated word out of Tallahassee for public schools; voucher schools
have practically been given a pass. The system is even set up so that most of
the schools don’t even have to reveal how the money they receive is spent.
If we truly care about the fate of poor and mostly minority
children at the very least we should restore the cuts to the bright future
scholarships, but I also believe we should stop siphoning money out of public
schools and sending it to schools that don’t have to have certified teachers,
recognized curriculums and have practically zero academic and fiscal
accountability measures in place.