School Vouchers, the Religious Right, and Trump

Rachel Tabachnick has a very nice article on how school vouchers and charter schools are being used to funnel public funds to what are effectively Protestant parochial schools (here). The religious right has been working on this for decades.

 The billionaire DeVos family, which founded Amway, has long played a leading role in the effort. Betsy DeVos is Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education. While candidate Trump talked of doing away with this cabinet position, President Trump is using it to reward his religious supporters. Ms. Tabachnick provides detailed examples of how the textbooks of these schools not only support creationism, but also bigotry against gays, Jews, Muslims, and other convenient targets.

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