The 108th Congress should:
- recognize it has no constitutional authority to levy taxes
and appropriate funds for education
- refuse to impose federal restrictions on the use of vouchers
Parents should have a choice. If they do not want to send their
children to violent, sub-standard government-operated schools,
they should be able to spend their own money on schools which
honor their family's values.
Vouchers are not ultimately a solution to the failure of
government to educate our children. No government funds come
without strings, and private schools which accept government
vouchers will eventually become failures like all other
Nevertheless, almost any voucher proposal would have immediate
good effects on education by increasing competition, and should be
supported as an interim measure.
A better solution is tuition tax-credits, where Americans write
off the costs expended towards education. But even then, the IRS
would only recognize expenditures toward education which is
approved of by the IRS. This is another form of back-door
The only solution is the complete separation
of school and state.
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