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Which Religious Schools Are Allowed to Participate in the Arizona Voucher Program? Not All

This exemplifies the kind of corruption that inevitably accompanies privatization. In this case church coffers are by- passed and, arguably, church’s control over their schools could be compromised as a result. It is clear that the longstanding separation of church and state is destroyed as a result. But the profiteers and political donors are happy and that’s all that matters.

Diane Ravitch's blog

A reader posted a comment yesterday asking why I had a problem with religious schools receiving public funding. Aren’t there good religious schools. I pointed out that most of the religious schools that are funded by vouchers are not very good schools. The very good religious schools don’t have many seats available. The ones that do have seats available and need the money tend to be a certain type of Christian school that teaches creationism and uses textbooks that do not teach modern science, math, or history.

Then another comment arrived, this one from a man who is writing a book about education in Arizona.

I post this quote from a work in progress for the nice lady who wrote about Diane’s piece and asked whether there are good religious schools. Diane used a quote from me in the blog today.

Here are the Organizations already providing “scholarships” on the…

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