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July 4, 2020

Trump to seek funds for private, religious school scholarships in COVID recovery bill

Filed under: Bigotry, Education, Fascism, Greed, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 05:12

https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article243956302.html

The White House plans to ask Congress to earmark money in the next stimulus bill for scholarship programs for private and religious schools, which the administration is promoting as a way to help families affected by COVID-19 pay their children’s tuition this fall.

President Donald Trump will ask for a “one-time, emergency appropriation” for a new grant proposal, according to an outline of the plan obtained by McClatchy. The grants would be provided to states to distribute to nonprofit institutions that disburse scholarships to qualified students who want to attend non-public schools.

The White House is seeking to have 10% of the amount that Congress approves for state and local educational agencies set aside for the grants. Trump will also seek approval of $5 billion in federal tax credits for businesses and individuals who donate to the scholarship programs.

Draft legislation that White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadowshad ordered drawn up, according to the plan outline, would give every state the option of receiving federal funding for the scholarships if they choose to participate in the “Education Freedom Grant” program the Trump administration is proposing.

The proposal stipulates that states with existing tax-credit scholarship programs must give 50% of the grant funds to scholarship organizations within 30 days of receiving them. States that do not have established programs will have 60 days to distribute the money. States that have not distributed the money by March 30, 2021 will have their funding reallocated to states that do participate in the program.

Scholarship organizations will be allowed to spend up to 5% of the grants they receive to market the programs and pay for administrative expenses, the outline says.

The White House is also seeking to create a nonrefundable federal tax credit for taxpayers who voluntarily donate to the scholarship providers.

Vice President Mike Pence at an education roundtable in Wisconsin last week said that the administration was “working on a new program that would make more than $5 billion available across the country” while talking about the proposed federal tax credit for donations to the scholarship programs.

“We really believe school choice is an idea whose time has come,” Pence said in his remarks. Parents should be able to choose where their children go to school “regardless of their area code or income,” he said.

The White House presented its plan to Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., last month and plans to seek support from Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. McConnell’s office declined to comment.

Democrats argue that public funds should be spent improving public schools and should not be used to subsidize private institutions, including those with religious affiliations.

“We’re focused on reversing our chronic underfunding of public education so that all students – regardless of their background – can learn in public schools that are healthy, safe, and provide a quality education,” he said.

There is more at the link above.  This continues the long attempt to destroy public schools and to push the country deeper into a theocracy.   Every step made to accommodate religion in government, to give government money to religious institutions undermines the secular democracy of the country.   Plus I notice that all the religions that benefit from these laws, all the laws requiring god in pubic schools only mention the Christian god.  I wonder how many non-Christian schools will get this taxpayer money.   One last thing.   Christians love to play the victim, but in these cases they are taking taxpayer money but discriminate against some of the very taxpayers that money comes from.   LGBTQ people have to see their tax money go to organizations that discriminate and demonize them.   In a secular country.   Give religion a dollar, and they want the entire treasury.   Hugs

The stable genius

Filed under: Education, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Videos — Scottie @ 01:41

July 1, 2020

doing everything she can to create the theocracy she desires while enriching her self with no thought to others.

Covid – 19 is serious and recovery can include long term organ damage

Filed under: Cartoons, Death, Education, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 07:58

We need to take care of each other. We need to focus on expanding the opportunities we give to our children

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Economics, Education, Food, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:49
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Covid is a wake up call. We need to take care of each other. We need to focus on expanding the opportunities we give to our children.

Wear the damn mask.

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Wear the damn mask.

June 26, 2020

What do you mean?

June 25, 2020

Entitled cult snowflakes

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Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: He knows he is fading and the majority wants him to go away

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Chris Britt Comic Strip for June 24, 2020

Andy Marlette editorial cartoon

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June 24, 2020

Robert Reich: America is Not Exceptional

officials warned that some young people had become seriously ill

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Death, Education, Family, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science, Youth — Scottie @ 07:34

Some good educational information

testing is important

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June 22, 2020

Let’s talk about which statue is next….

June 18, 2020

You should know, this CV19 is still deadly and spreading

Filed under: Cartoons, Death, Education, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 08:33
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by the time we get a widespread vaccine so many ppl (mostly black) will be dead. damn.

#COVID19

Zero GOP leadership. By design

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Education, Fascism, Greed, Health, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Science — Scottie @ 08:18
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Zero GOP leadership. By design. [June 17, 2020.]

June 16, 2020

Reimagine the police. Eliminate bad apples from ever getting a badge and a gun

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Education, Fascism, Hate, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 05:57
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Reimagine the police. Eliminate bad apples from ever getting a badge and a gun.

June 11, 2020

Education is an investment in the future. Cutting education dollars is an attack on society.

Filed under: Cartoons, Children, Economics, Education, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 12:19
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Education is an investment in the future. Cutting education dollars is an attack on society.

June 3, 2020

Trump Threatens to Deploy Military in Response to Protests: A Closer Look

May 31, 2020

Trump is a Dangerously Ignorant Liar

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Drugs, Education, Health, Ideas, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Race, Reason, Videos — Scottie @ 14:44

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