Public Money for Public Schools
Public schools educate 90% of America’s students.
They're open to all students regardless of disability, religion, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor. Voucher programs divert public funds away from our public school system to fund the education of a few, select students at private, mostly religious, schools.
Private School Vouchers by the Numbers
of private schools nationwide are religious, as of 2015.
the number of years Georgia has fully funded public education in the last 19 years, according to its own formula.
of Florida's private voucher schools deny admission to or expel LGBTQ students.
the deficit Indiana ran during the 2015-2016 school year just to support its voucher program.
the amount of funding that North Carolina was projected to waste in 2020 on its overfunded private school voucher program that could otherwise be used to help students in public schools.
of Georgia's private school students are people of color, meanwhile more than 60% of Georgia's public school students are people of color.
TELL YOUR LAWMAKERS:
Voucher programs divert public funds away from our public school system to fund the education of a few, select students at private, mostly religious, schools. We should not be forced to fund religious education with our tax dollars -- but voucher programs do just that.
Private voucher schools often turn away or expel children with disabilities, LGBTQ students or children of unmarried parents. Public money should fund public schools!