Becky Dunn (11/10, Letters) of the Children’s Educational Alliance of Missouri misrepresents the “school choice” debate.
At their own expense, every parent has the choice to send children to private schools. The constitutional debate is about use of coerced tax money for support of private or religion institutions.
In America, the support of religion is to be voluntary.
In 1947, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, “The establishment of religion clause of the First Amendment means at least this ... no tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to support any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion.”
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