Is the Illinois Senate discriminating against poor, middle class, or Judeo-Christian, etc. religious parents?
I read a Citizen Tom post questioning who is responsible for his State school decisions which aroused my curiosity in relation to the following statement.
“Black parents love charter schools and voucher-supported private school vouchers because they teach values, self-respect, and hope. But no, if this option for poor or lower-income parents has more Democrat opposition than ever.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient wisdom proverb and to question if Illinois Legislators are unjust to Judeo Christians, or other religions in their State.
By justice a king gives a country stability, but those who are greedy for bribes tear it down. (Proverb 29:4)
What’s My Point?
After reading how States and School boards have various powers to decide how and what to teach in public schools brought to mind two recent school decisions.
“The Illinois Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would require public schools in the state to teach lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history, as well as use inclusive and “non-discriminatory” textbooks. “
The other school decision was the Supreme Court ruled this year that it is unconstitutional to forbid States from funding private schools.
“The upshot: Taxpayers in most of the country will soon start funding overtly religious education—including the indoctrination of children into a faith that might clash with their own conscience. “
“The government, Roberts explained, has no compelling interest in preserving the separation of church and state beyond what the First Amendment requires. Nor does the government have any interest in protecting taxpayers’ right not to fund religious exercise that infringes upon their own beliefs.”
My point is the Illinois Senate decision to require public schools to teach LGBT) history sets a precedence, in my opinion.
The precedence not about LGBT beliefs, but to identify that the Illinois Senate has the power to allow the State to pass school choice or school vouchers laws, to support religious beliefs because of the recent Supreme Court decision.
In My Opinion
I have written numerous posts to explain my argument that over time school costs have risen in greater proportion to now become unaffordable for parents of poor and middle-class parents to choose to send their children to private religious schools and still be required to pay tases to fund public schools and private schools.
What is now needed is parents to demand their Legislators pass school choice or school vouchers in accordance to these two statements.
“Schools should teach that we should be respectful of each student and each person.”
“Because the state government is highly involved in the public education process, members of the general public can also have their voice in education when they head to the election booth.”
Or in other words according to the ancient proverb, Justice provide stability, (parents’ religious values,) to balance those greedy for bribes ( perhaps teacher unions, or special interest values that provide campaign donations to Senators to influence laws.)
Read the various Source Links below.
Should you as a parent write a letter or call your Illinois Senator now that the Supreme Court ruled Judeo Christion and other religious parents have been discriminated against ever since after the Civil war.
Should parents demand justice, and if the Legislators want to maintain their stability to be reelected with your votes?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Citizen Tom Post – Is the Public-School System for Our Children”
Who Oversees Public Schools?
Illinois Senate Passes Bill to Require LGBT History in Public Schools
Supreme Court Decision
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