Right now, the United States Senate is in the midst of
debating its 2014 Budget Resolution (S.
Con. Res. 8). On Friday, the Senate will begin final voting, at
which point it will consider at least two amendments that would create a federal
private school voucher program.
Sponsors of school voucher programs sell vouchers as a cure
for our ailing education system. However, vouchers are actually a backdoor
attempt to take money away from our shared public schools and funnel it to
private schools — the vast majority of which are sectarian institutions that
indoctrinate children with religious dogma and pseudoscience.
The Center for Inquiry (CFI) opposes school voucher programs
and urges you to immediately contact your senators and tell them to vote “no”
on any voucher amendments.
programs are a big problem. Why?
Instead of supporting private and religious schools,
taxpayer money should be used to support and improve the public school system, which provides a
religiously neutral, constitutionally sound, and evidence-based education.
Please contact your
U.S. Senators today and tell them to reject any amendment that would create a
school voucher program! Thank you!
You can read more about the problems with school vouchers by
downloading our position paper here.
Please Reject School Voucher Amendments
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a friend of the Center for Inquiry, I am writing to ask you to oppose any amendments to the 2014 Senate Budget Resolution (S. Con. Res. 8) that would create a private school voucher program.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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