[quote="Joseph_L_Varga, post:13, topic:239608"]
I suggest we demand our political representatives to put in place school voucher plans. Also, let's adopt the Canadian system, where the taxpayer can choose where to direct his tax dollars - whether to the government-run schools, or to the Catholic school system. And, of course, we should kick out the government when it tries to encroach on Catholic schools.
This is not going to be the government's money, this is going to be our tax dollars going where we the tax payers want them to go, including into the Catholic school system, into school vouchers. School vouchers simply take the parents' tax dollars out of the government's hands, and give control of those tax dollars back to the parents, who payed them into the system to begin with. Whereas the government would give our tax dollars to unionized public schools where the teachers, instead of teaching the 3 R's, take our kids to attend lesbian commitment ceremonies and to have abortions without parental notification, with school choice we the parents take control of our own tax money, and send that money to the school (governmental, private secular, private Catholic, whatever) we have chosen to educate our kids.
Consequently, we can insist that the government has no business compelling Catholic schools what to teach - which would of course include gay history, gay indoctrination, condoms and birth control pills, with gay clubs and Planned Parenthood representatives placed into every school, if we let the government tell our Catholic schools what to teach.
Thing is that families don't often pay enough into these vouchers as what they would get out of them.
However, tax "breaks" or even tax returns that match dollar for dollar would be different.
Islamic schools are among the fastest growing type of educational institution in America. Some of these schools have been tied to known terrorists and the Goverment has not seen fit to shut them down....only moniter.
Do you reaaaaaaaaallly want to open that can of worms? Do you REALLLY want your tax dollars to go to fund a moslem kid to go to an Islamic school?
Also public schools are often a direct result of parental involvment. Certinally inner city schools are bad, but many times a parental committee can turn a school around. I really hate the demonizing of public schools that goes on here. Many, even in liberal states such as NY, MA and even VT still hold values in high esteem.