Tax Support for Schools
gwd at PO.CWRU.EDU
Tue Feb 17 16:13:45 PST 1998
1. Money from *any* government program can be misspent--a Social
Security stipend can be donated to the Nazi or Communist Party. That's not a
reason to oppose the program.
2. I doubt there will be enough demand to create KKK schools anywhere in
the country. (There might be more Nation of Islam schools, though.) But even
if there were, might it not be better to put KKK kids in a separate school
rather than have them causing trouble at a public school?
George Dent, Case Western Reserve Law School
At 12:10 PM 2/17/98 -0500, you wrote:
>Jim Maule wrote:
>"Given the size of enrollments in Roman Catholic parochial schools,
>plus the enrollments in the admittedly smaller Protestant and Jewish
>academies and schools such as the Muslim school in Northern Virginia,
>I wonder to what extent deference needs to be given to "vote with
>your feet" or "put your money where *your* child is enrolled"? I
>suppose that a majority of children attend public schools but I doubt
>it is overwhelming. I suppose that given resources, MORE childrenwould
>be taken out of public schools by their parents."
>I suspect that there would be large differences based on regions of the
>country and on demographics.
>Here in the snobby east with its elitist tradition of prep schools there
>is a *huge* number of private schools and students attending them,
>compared, at least, to where I grew up, Minnesota.
>Perhaps the weakness of the public schools out here compared in general
>to Minnesota is a result of this flight of money and interest and
>I suspect that in a number of pockets in the south private schools would
>be very popular and favored - a remnant, but unfortunately not
>vestigial, of the desegregation days when white politicians defunded
>public schools and the parents created their own private segregated
>Perhaps there are those on this list for whom this is a matter of
>ancient and irrelevant history. Or just irrelevant, maybe. But I don't
>want my money going to support those segregatist, racist schools. And
>what voucher system will allow the state to distinguish between the KKK
>HS and the Christian Fundamentalist HS for purposes of funding?
>Steven D. Jamar
>Professor of Law
>Director, Legal Research & Writing Program
>Howard University School of Law
>2900 Van Ness Street N.W.
>Washington, D.C. 20008
>President, Legal Writing Institute
>vox: 202-806-8017 fax: 202-806-8428
>email: sjamar at law.howard.edu
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