Why do parents allow government school monopolies to prevail over their Rights of Freedom of Religion?
I read a Chicago Tribune article in the Voice of the People section titled” School Choice, which contained this following statement.
“Public School Systems, – overmarket run monopolies – create conflict when they try to control individual decision making.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate ancient proverbs to the issue of school choice, freedom, Rights, and monopolies to question why schools are allowed to be government monopolies after the Supreme Court Decision in 2020 that struck down Catholic biased State Blaine Amendments enacted after the Civil War as being unconstitutional.
He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. (Proverb 10:5)
What’s My Point?
The issue brought up by the writer in the Voice of the People was about why parents during the pandemic cannot be allowed to make a school choice when government monopoly mandates are made to close schools for any reason.
This same issue of Government monopolies can also be related to the issue of why parents must pay two tuition, especially if they are poor or middle-class parents who cannot afford to do so when the Supreme Court now allows States to fund private religious schools
My point the same two words in message wording in the proverb of ‘wise’ and ‘shame’ should be considered for the issue of school choice because of the Supreme Court Ruling this year.
In My Opinion
Christians are asleep to continue to allow government school monopolies require poor and middle class families to pay two tuitions if they want to exercise their First Amendment Rights to choose to send their children to a private religious school to be taught in depth their religious values instead of government mandated secular values.
We need a wise religious lawyer in the State of Illinois to awaken and challenge the shame of the issue of Government school monopolies to continue now that the Supreme Court ruled to strike down the Blain Amendments which were the main shameful blockade that has prevented parents from pressing for school choice of school vouchers.
In the 1990 Illinois State Law for Charter Schools, the same practice of monopolies in regards to control of quantities and restriction of choice in regards to religion is evident
Quantity – (b) The total number of charter schools operating under this Article at any one time shall not exceed 120. Not more than 70 charter schools shall operate at any one time in any city having a population exceeding 500,000,
Religion -A charter school shall be a public, nonsectarian, nonreligious, non-home based, and non-profit school. A charter school shall be organized and operated as a nonprofit corporation or other discrete, legal, nonprofit entity authorized under the laws of the State of Illinois.
I am not a lawyer qualified to be the genius ‘Jumping Jehoshaphat’ to challenge the concept of the constitutionality of Government Monopolies. Monopolies and laws to make it economically impossible for religious families choose to send their children to private religious schools.
Especially when living in high crime areas where in my opinion religious values can make a difference in life paths of impressionable children and in response to this 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.”
In my opinion, the reason most parents especially in high crime areas do not pursue the issues of private religious schools as their school choice is because of this following reason.
“The biggest reason why many Blacks or any other ethnicity parents do not understand the value of their child being taught religious values is the parents never experienced being taught in a private religious school.”
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Was King Solomon’s observation made 3000 years ago in the above proverb applicable to this issue in regards to the need for wise sons to gather harvest of souls t and slipping on the issue of school choice is a shame because of the 2020 Supreme Court ruling?
Are Christians sleeping on this issue of ‘opportunity?’ as explained in this following link article now that the Supreme Court has overruled the Blaine Amendments.
Let God Be True – Proverb 10:5
Regards and goodwill blogging
Other Source Links
Previous Posts – School Vouchers
Illinois Charter Schools Bill – Excerpts
Wikipedia State Monopolies
Western Civilization Abuse
Help Wanted – Jumping Jehoshaphat