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Should faith run schools receive Government funding?

Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru 2012/05/27 12:11:01
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  • Chaya2010 2012/05/28 21:58:33
    No
    Chaya2010
    I don't think they should living in the UK it happens but I don't agree with it.
  • beach bum 2012/05/28 02:25:28
    No
    beach bum
    no
  • luvguins 2012/05/28 00:46:35
    No
    luvguins
    +1
    Absolutely not. I don't want to pay for any religious indoctrination they do.
  • Chaya2010 luvguins 2012/05/28 21:58:50
    Chaya2010
    +1
    I agree.
  • bags the Indigenous Guru 2012/05/28 00:15:11
    No
    bags the Indigenous Guru
    +1
    If people wish to send their children to faith based schools, let them pay. They have education available in the public school system for their children, if it's not good enough for them, let them pay. giving $$ to faith based schools takes it away from mainstream America's children who do attend public schools and have ONLY that funding to rely on.
  • Clay Slayer 2012/05/27 15:35:37
    No
    Clay Slayer
    +1
    NO! The Government then would be endorsing religion.....
  • Philo-Publius 2012/05/27 15:23:24
    Yes
    Philo-Publius
    Indirectly, yes, they can (via vouchers), and should. Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, 536 U.S. 639 (2002) sets out the parameters under which such funding is constitutionally allowable:

    * The (voucher) program must have a valid secular purpose (education)
    * Aid must go to parents and not to the schools
    * A broad class of beneficiaries (all religious schools as well as secular ones - not just a single religion, as was the case in Zelman) must be covered
    * The program must be neutral with respect to religion (religious schools are ok, but they cannot be favored), and
    * There must be adequate nonreligious options (the vouchers must be available for parents who desire secular education also).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    It's the parents' tax dollars (property tax, and state and federal taxes) that are going to fund their children's education. Since education is compulsory, to suggest parents should not have a choice in the mode of education their children receive is tantamount to advocating that you (the reader who would not allow choice) have the right to decide the type of education other people's children should receive for them.
  • Sew 2012/05/27 14:49:20
    No
    Sew
    +1
    Absolutely not. Unless of course they're going to stop teaching religion in their schools and start paying taxes on the considerable income the pull from families who send their kids there.
  • Clay Sl... Sew 2012/05/27 15:37:38
    Clay Slayer
    I read an article a while back, that the Catholic Schools were turning away students whos parents didnt pay their Ten percent religous Tax "TITHE"
  • Sew Clay Sl... 2012/05/28 22:24:59
    Sew
    Well they were religious schools. Private institutions can do that. One more reason not to be Catholic or religious in general. They value your money far more then your brain.
  • Clay Sl... Sew 2012/05/29 15:24:14
    Clay Slayer
    That was on top of the tuition....Religion will extract all the money they can from people
  • Blackberry 2012/05/27 13:34:50
    No
    Blackberry
    +2
    Not at all. One of the many reasons why religion is a scam. Some people can even turn their house into a place of worship to avoid paying taxes.
  • Sayer Stewart 2012/05/27 13:28:12
    No
    Sayer Stewart
    +3
    Seperation of church and state.
  • Chaya2010 Sayer S... 2012/05/28 21:59:18
    Chaya2010
    Well said!
  • Metaldane 2012/05/27 13:16:12
    No
    Metaldane
    +4
    Hell no private schools should be separate end of story.
  • Georgia50 2012/05/27 13:11:24
    Yes
    Georgia50
    +2
    Yes, but only one a pro rata basis so that students can receive the legally mandatory primary education. Interesting how the government has no problem forcing religious institutions to accommodate promiscuity and abortion yet refuses to cooperate in helping religious schools provide mandated education.

    Which way is it going to be?
  • Assassi... Georgia50 2012/05/27 13:28:01
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    Oooh Good point.
  • Yosyp 2012/05/27 12:55:15
    Yes
    Yosyp
    +1
    I wish you would have given undecided, I have two opinions on it, on the one hand kids going to private schools are not in the public school system even though the parents might be paying school taxes, on the other if they do receive gov money they should have to go by same rules as mandated by federal or the states provinces whatever. as the public schools. It's tax payers money they would be receiving , it doesn't rain down from heaven.
  • tredzwater 2012/05/27 12:46:45
    No
    tredzwater
    +3
    If you're going to teach fairy tales you should pay for the privilege.
  • 001 2012/05/27 12:44:14
    No
    001
    +1
    Parents should though, but only if there aren't any non-religious schools in the vicinity.
  • Rammstein 2012/05/27 12:37:40
    No
    Rammstein
    +2
    obviously not
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/05/27 12:26:43
  • Lefty 2012/05/27 12:23:33
    Yes
    Lefty
    +1
    All schools should get government funding. No discrimination of any kind!
  • Assassi... Lefty 2012/05/27 13:28:41 (edited)
    Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru
    Interesting.
  • wiskkers 2012/05/27 12:15:55
  • Ryoka∞Boy 2012/05/27 12:13:28
    Yes
    Ryoka∞Boy
    +1
    Of course,as every school should.

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