Ten years later, when it came time to vote on a bill (HB 965) that expanded the amount of tax credit a company gets for making a donation to a school voucher program, 24 Democrats chose to support the bill.
That’s a remarkable policy shift for Democrats, who started out nearly united in their opposition to vouchers.
The votes also coincide with an increasing number of campaign donations and political advertising support of Democrats by individuals or groups that back voucher programs, including the corporate tax credit scholarship program. Read more…
By Mike Green
Each year, many of the 15 million students enrolled in public secondary schools ask the same question: What’s the point of staying in school if the choices are a minimum-wage job upon graduation or a minimum-wage job now?
These students have astutely recognized a pitiful paradigm for far too many students enrolled in public education institutions.
“Education is the key to success,” proclaims the marketing of myriad organizations, companies and institutions. Yet, even high school dropouts are smart enough to read between the lines. If “education” is the key to success, then thousands of public schools are not educating students, as many of them graduate with worthless diplomas and a marketing mantra that dissipates along with the music from Pomp and Circumstance. Read more…