Close your eyes and imagine a school like the one where I teach.
The public middle school is right next door to a Catholic middle school.
Some of the wealthiest families send their kids to the religious school. The rest send their kids to the public school.
Now imagine that the state passes a school voucher bill.
Those wealthy families can now use public tax dollars to help fund their kids’ Catholic school tuition.
A truckload of taxpayer wealth would be redistributed away from the public school and into the religious one.
And this is for children who weren’t attending public school in the first place.
Imagine what an impact that would have on the two schools. At the Catholic middle school, not much would change. At most a few more kids might enroll. And wealthy parents would get to pay less in tuition.
At the public middle…
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