I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Voucher Mania

deciminyan looks at S1872:
If passed, the bill will take much-needed funds from public schools and provide parents with vouchers that can be used to pay for private schools.  Because over 80% of the New Jersey schools in this category are religious schools, this will result in unconstitutional funding of religious institutions.  But that's just the tip of the iceberg of the problems with S1872.

The bill would allow private corporations to receive tax credits in order to fund the program.  This is a roundabout way of avoiding direct government payout to religious institutions, but every dollar of tax credit is another dollar taken from New Jersey taxpayers.  And do we really want private corporations influencing our children's curricula?
Well, we have to educate the youngins early if they're ever going to become good consumers...

Could only find this in Spanish...

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