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Commentary Rob Boston – Left

10 Reasons Why Private School Vouchers Should Be Rejected Supporters of voucher subsidies make claims about them that fail to stand up to scrutiny. Here are the facts about vouchers and “school choice.” Use this information to write to members of Congress and state legislators as well as letters to the editor. Vouchers undermine religious liberty: The vast majority of private schools are run by religious groups. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 76 percent of private schools have a religious affiliation. Over 80 percent of students attending private schools are enrolled in religious institutions. Most of these religious schools…

Right Lean

Commentary Virginia Walden Ford – Right

After the US Supreme Court’s decision in Brown vs. Board of Ed. in 1954 brought about the desegregation of schools, with the best known taking place in1957 with the Little Rock Nine’s enrollment in Little Rock’s Central High School, I was enrolled in the mid 60’s into Central, with a group of 135 Black students, where this process needed to be continued. I was the child of teachers who every day impressed upon me the value of a good education and who truly believed Central would give me what I needed to receive the best education possible. These early encounters…

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