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Few: ‘Government money never comes without strings attached. The only pure form of school choice is a simple check-the-box tax credit that involves no government funding’

June 23, 2022

COLUMBIA, S. C. — As the Supreme Court continues to release more rulings throughout the month of June, many school officials are celebrating the official ruling on Carson v. Makin. The Court ruled that states — in this case, Maine — cannot deny public tuition aid to religious schools. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. commented about the case, “There is nothing neutral about Maine’s [tuition aid] program. The State pays tuition for certain students at private schools — so long as the schools are not religious. That is discrimination against religion.”

Sheri Few, president and founder of United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE), recently remarked on this landmark SCOTUS ruling, claiming that while it seems to be a win for Christian education, schools would be better to avoid accepting funding with governmental strings attached.

“While this appears to be a victory for religious interests, the bottom line is that government money will harm religious schools,” Few stated. “If Christian schools take government money, they will be under the thumb of the government. We have already seen Catholic schools taking COVID relief funds that require them to advance equity and inclusion a.k.a. critical race theory and radical sexual ideology. Government money never comes without strings attached. The only pure form of school choice is a simple check-the-box tax credit that involves no government funding. Homeschooling and good private and Christian schools are the only safe refuge for children protecting them from explicit material and Marxist propaganda. We must do all we can to make sure parents and taxpayers understand that the government school system is toxic for children and threatens our country’s freedom.”

United States Parents Involved in Education (USPIE) is a nonprofit, nationwide coalition that seeks to return education to its proper local roots and restore parental authority over their children’s education by helping parents and local communities to escape federal and other national influences. It is the vision of USPIE to create a culture where parents, empowered with the authority to choose what and how their children learn, are the undisputed primary educators of their children, where local schools operate in support of families, and where education is unencumbered by federal mandates.

For more information on United States Parents Involved in Education, visit www.uspie.org or follow USPIE on Facebook or Twitter. 

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