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March 13, 2019

Will they never stop trying to force their ancient myths on the rest of us. By Zeus they need to stop

Filed under: Children, Education, Fascism, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 07:51

Betsy DeVos: Churches Can Get Taxpayer Money to Provide Services to Schools

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/03/12/betsy-devos-churches-can-get-taxpayer-money-to-provide-services-to-schools/

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, always looking for new ways to hurt public education in the country, has decided the separation between church and state needs to go. Her office just announced that it will stop getting in the way of religious groups providing taxpayer-funded resources to public and private schools.

Ms. DeVos said that after consultation with the Justice Department, education officials determined that a provision in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the federal law governing the nation’s elementary, middle and high schools, was also unconstitutional. The law calls for students in public and private schools to receive “equitable services,” such as special education, tutoring or mentoring, and allows districts to hire contractors to deliver those services. But the law requires that those contractors be independent of “any religious organization.”

The short answer is that those groups routinely abuse the opportunities in order to advertise their religion. Just look at what happens when Christian ministries are brought in to teach public school sex education classes or host assemblies encouraging kids not to do drugs. On paper, there’s nothing inappropriate happening, but there are countless stories about how misinformation is spread by Christian abstinence-only advocates and how secular daytime assemblies are used to advertise very religious nighttime assemblies.

Similarly, when a ministry offers tutoring services in low-income school districts, it often becomes a way to urge students to bring their families to church.

2 Comments »

  1. Theocrat and in your face about it. To expect her to moderate her worldview is an exercise in frustration. The idea of persecution makes her theistic nipples hard. It’s a mental disorder and she should never been given the position in the first place.

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    Comment by nationofnope — March 13, 2019 @ 08:55

    • Hello Nation. I agree. Neither should have the rest of them. Hugs

      Like

      Comment by Scottie — March 13, 2019 @ 09:29


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