The research indicates that vast amounts of public money is going to schools that teach nonsense — there’s no better word for it — in place of science, using charter schools and vouchers, while taking away resources from core schools that teach kids that need it. Many of those schools are religious in nature. Before anyone accuses me of being antireligious or atheist, Catholic schools (which I attended for twelve years) teach real science, including evolution. So do many others. It’s those schools that, as Neil deGrasse Tyson put it, “use the Bible as a textbook.”I don’t want MY tax dollars going to fund a private church-run ignorance center, that will help cripple our ability to compete globally. If people want to pay for that, let them. Or let their churches pay for that.
Apr 12, 2017