Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Freidman and Vouchers
I have been down and out for a long time. I'm slowly cycling back up, as evidenced by my making a blog post. Not much of one, but nonetheless interesting.
As you read the following excerpt, please recall that Friedman, one of the founders of the voucher movement, wanted to end all public education in America because he regarded the system as socialist.
-- “The diversion of existing public school resources to voucher schools will result in taxpayer support for religious instruction at religious schools, with little to no oversight by the State, let alone the public,” asserts the brief. The brief cites specific examples, noting that some religious schools taking part in the program use textbooks that reject evolution and teach that humans coexisted with dinosaurs, that dinosaurs may still be living today and even that Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster exists.
Other texts assert that environmentalists seek to destroy the economy, that God used the mistreatment of Native Americans to convert them to Christianity and that many people in Africa are illiterate because they are not Christians. --
Nice curriculum. What's next? Maybe the dinosaurs died out because they weren't Christians? A pean to witch burning during the Protestsnt Discipline? All funded by the taxpayers of Louisiana.
The definition of pean, the meaning of the word Pean :Is pean a scrabble word? Yes!
n. - (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity). From: http://www.scrabblefinder.com/word/pean/