Preview of "School Choice: Taxpayer-Funded Creationism, Bigotry, and Bias"
The full length version of the video exposes how this is taking place.
The national pro-voucher movement is spearheaded by the Betsy DeVos-led American Federation for Children, which has absorbed Advocates for School Choice and includes Alliance for School Choice, and funds many of the state “school choice” non-profits. A major partner in states across the nation, and an organizer of local support for the pending Pennsylvania voucher bill SB-1, is the Association for Christian Schools International (ACSI).
ACSI claims 22,900 member schools in 100 nations, describes itself as “a leader in accrediting Protestant pre-K-12 schools worldwide,” and also provides continuing education credits for teachers. ACSI advertises 186 member schools in Pennsylvania and is one of the “Scholarship Organizations” authorized to distribute funds from corporations receiving tax credits. ACSI was the plaintiff in an unsuccessful suit, ACSI v. Roman Stearns, to try to force the University of California system to accept high school course credits taught from specific A Beka Book and Bob Jones University Press textbooks.
The full length video is divided into two parts: 1) a section of quotes from many different A Beka and Bob Jones textbooks, and 2) a section on some of the Pennsylvania private schools and their supporters, who are working to expand the benefits these schools would receive through vouchers and a larger EITC program.
This video is about Pennsylvania, but what is seen in this video is also taking place in Florida, Arizona, Ohio, Georgia, and other states with school vouchers and/or corporate tax credit programs.
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Below is the full length version of “School Choice: Taxpayer-Funded Creationism, Bigotry, and Bias,” with research compiled by Rachel Tabachnick and Bruce Wilson.