If the children educated in religious or home schools can answer correctly questions about science: about standard evolution, modern cosmology, etc., then if my dollars also incidentally pay for them to be taught that Jesus rode a stegosaurus to the sea of Galilee, I couldn't care less. Someone who has learned science Won't be deluded for long.
It depends where you live. Where I am...my property taxes include paying for the school district where I live. By owning property there..I am paying for that school District.
That school district also offers programs to assist home school students.
The State also requires that homeschool students be registered with the district, provide test results to the district and the district still administers them as a student.
Thanks - My point still stands, though. If public funds are going towards the education, then there should be some controls over what is taught. In this case, the public schools or whomever is in charge, should monitor what is being taught. If someone wants to teach their kids the sort of thing we've talked about in this thread, then they should do it on their own dime.
Thanks - My point still stands, though. If public funds are going to wards the education, then there should be some controls over what is taught. In this case, the public schools or whomever is in charge, should monitor what is being taught. If someone wants to teach their kids the sort of thing we've talked about in this thread, then they should do it on their own dime.
That would be the school board in the town you live in.
They are the first line for what is being taught. If the town all decides that some crazy stuff is being taught and the majority of people agree. Meaning voting the people in to office who push this kinda of crazy stuff then your Public funding will be used to pay for this crazy stuff.
You then have a choice to send your Child to that school or another.
This is where the Voucher program works to peoples advantages
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If the government is supporting it, then I don't want kids being taught this ridiculous bullshit about Jesus riding dinosaurs and the Loch Ness Monster. I want legitimate science, reading, math, history, etc. And before you say it, no, I don't get to decide what's legitimate and what isn't, but there need to be some standards set based on facts.
So, in other words, you are in favor of establishing a national religion. Because that's what you've said. Someone does get to decide (not you, probably Federal officials or State ones) and their banning of Jesus Riding a Dinosaur is clearly a comment on the unsuitability of certain religious beliefs. And thus, the State Religion consists of any and all religious beliefs ... except for Jesus Riding a Dinosaur. Those followers would sue, the law would be overturned, and we'd be back where we started.
This issue has gone to the Supreme Court THREE TIMES. 1983 had Mueller. 2002 had Zelman v. Simmons-Harris. 2011 had Arizona. Each time the same facts are still true - so long as the private citizen isn't coerced, and the state doesn't put tests in like the "common sense" ones you might be in favor of, no establishment of religion is set up. As soon as the state says ONE THING about a specific religious belief being unacceptable, they have clearly set up a state-sponsored religion.
You can rail against religious schools all you want but will you please stop trying to make it sound unconstitutional? We've tested it three times - how many more rulings will it take for you to find some other, valid, line or reasoning to use against them? Or maybe that's exactly it - there are no other valid lines of reasoning to use?
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