Vouchers and segregation. (Letters).I wonder if all of us who are concerned about vouchers allowing tax dollars to be used by religious schools aren't missing a bigger concern this would generate. That bigger concern is school segregation.
I seem to remember a time during the 1960s when racial integration was the goal of the federal government. "Equal education for all our children" was the battle cry. Now, suddenly, our government wants to allow "faith-based" institutions to educate our children through the use of vouchers--and the choice of which is to be left up to the parents.
Nothing in history has been more divisive di·vi·sive
Creating dissension or discord.
di·vi than religion. And, if the voucher supporters have their way, this divisiveness will be taught in every educational institution in the country. There will be Catholic schools, Jewish schools, Hindu schools, Muslim schools, Wiccan schools and Atheist ATHEIST. One who denies the existence of God.
2. As atheists have not any religion that can bind their consciences to speak the truth, they are excluded from being witnesses. Bull. N. P. 292; 1 Atk. 40; Gilb. Ev. 129; 1 Phil. Ev. 19. See also, Co. Litt. 6 b. schools, each teaching their own worldview world·view
n. In both senses also called Weltanschauung.
1. The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world.
2. A collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or a group. along with the "3 R's."
The strength of our nation is in its diversity and each citizen's understanding of that diversity. This understanding has been nurtured by a public education system that recognizes our differences, but favors none of them.
In my opinion, vouchers are just a way for the federal government to avoid taking on the difficult problem of revitalizing re·vi·tal·ize
tr.v. re·vi·tal·ized, re·vi·tal·iz·ing, re·vi·tal·iz·es
To impart new life or vigor to: plans to revitalize inner-city neighborhoods; tried to revitalize a flagging economy. our education system.
History saw the result of racial segregation Noun 1. racial segregation - segregation by race
petty apartheid - racial segregation enforced primarily in public transportation and hotels and restaurants and other public places , and if this voucher idea is allowed to continue, the future may see the result of religious segregation Religious segregation involves the separation of people on the basis of religion. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Religious segregation runs deep in the country’s society mainly since the 90’s Yugoslav Wars in general and Bosnian War in particular. .
J. R. Staton Moore, Okla.