08 Aug '12, 10am

Why You Should Care About Gov. Jindal’s New Voucher Program

Why You Should Care About Gov. Jindal’s New Voucher Program

Ideas are tenacious. No matter how laughably wrong and misguided they prove to be, they hang on and proliferate. This isn’t always a bad thing. It depends on the idea. This, however, is a bad thing. A very bad thing. Louisiana recently instituted a voucher program that would take public money away from public schools and funnel it to private schools that reject evolution in favor of creationism. Not this again. Not only do some of the schools receiving state funds reject evolution. According to the Associated Press, some schools teach that the universe — not the Earth, the universe — is only a few thousand years old. Because, you know, the Bible is the most accurate scientific paper. It was peer-reviewed. By God! We’re not talking about insubstantial amounts of money. Millions of dollars will be diverted from public schools to schools that openly defy scientific evidence i...

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