Testing For Thee, But Not For Me
R. Neal at Facing South
writes about one of the many Republican hypocrisies concerning education: Florida double standard for voucher students
Florida voters have been forced for years to get the Republicans to adequately fund public schools, to adequately staff public schools, and to offer pre-school through the initiative process.
Consider this logic: we need to make tax cuts because we have a surplus, but we can't implement the "class size initiative" because we have no money.
Left on their own, the only thing the Republicans have done is institute a testing regimen, the FCAT, which they can use to justify a voucher system. The vouchers keep getting thrown out by the Florida Supreme Court, and the Republicans keep coming up with new versions.
Since they are not allowed to directly fund the Christianist madrassas for their fundamentalist masters, they indirectly fund them with vouchers. As R. Neal points out there is no oversight at all for these schools, but they are receiving tax money