Is Illinois House Bill 2789 based on revenge or embarrassment of the success of private schools use of wisdom and discipline or a repeat of State politicians fears and bias against school choice or vouchers?
The Chicago Tribune article titled: Editorial: Bill in Springfield would punish the pandemic success of private schools, is reported the following statement:
“No surprise who is behind the effort — the teacher unions and their allies. The legislation flew through the Illinois House on a party-line vote last month with Democrats supporting it and Republicans opposed.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate and ancient proverb and reminder of how this House Bill appears to be a subtle repeat of State bias against religion that was ruled by the Supreme Court to be unconstitutional,
At the end of your life you will groan when your flesh and your body are spent, 12and you will say, “How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof! I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my mentors. (Proverb 5:11-13)
What’s My Point?
In youth, it is not uncommon for children to hate discipline and not listen to teachers while in school. However, ask any teacher if he or she does not believe in discipline in a classroom promotes or distracts or impedes teaching and education in their classrooms.
Private schools have better discipline than public schools because if a problem child disrupts classes and parents have no control over the child, the school may expel the student. However, a public school teachers have a host of government mandated restrictions to expel a child. If f a teacher keeps calling the principal to help them maintain order in a classroom, the principal may fire the teacher more easily than to expel a child.
In My Opinion
The main reason private religious schools were able to open is because children who attend must learn to obey discipline or be expelled from the school. Public school unitions know this but will never admit that disciple is the main reason they objected to reopening public schools.
The Illinois House Bill is in my opinion, is a subtle admission that private schools were successful in reopening and maintaining the necessary discipline while public schools were not during the pandemic.
Now that the Supreme Court ruled that the Blaine Amendments which prohibited States from using tax funds for private religious schools was unconstitutional, and States like Florida are moving forward to expand school choice or school vouchers, the Teachers Unions are concerned the public will start electing legislators to do the same as Florida.
Perhaps House Bill 2789 is what the Chicago Tribune writer stated above which has embarrassed public school teacher unions and their fears teachers would lose jobs and unions power if school choice was available in Illinois as in Florida.
Which frankly, I do not understand because private religious schools will still require teachers, but probably not union bureaucracy. Teachers are still needed to teach, except the school curriculums would include religious values many teachers want to teach but are illegal to be taught in public secular schools.
If you do not agree with my or the article writers opinions , perhaps you might want to consider the question why 40 percent of public-school teachers send their own children to private religious schools and the majority of legislators including the Mayors of Chicago and just about every Washington DC legislators?
Did public school teachers refuse to reopen because the teachers knew lack of discipline is the real reason they did not want to reopen during the pandemic.
Did House Bill 2789 sail through because of teacher union political donations, revenge, fear of loss of union power?
Should we listen to the voices of the teachers’ unions or the actions of the teachers and legislators’ reasons for sending their children to private religious schools that poor and now middle-class parents can no longer afford to pay to fund two tuitions. One tuition for public and another for private religious schools.
Would crime be less in our Nation if children were taught religious moral values instead of what is being taught to them by street gangs.
Is there an ulterior motive to oppose “reproof” for this Bill to use the pandemic to obtain power and control based on fears or bias against religious freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment?
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