John Lindsay

Repeal The Blaine Amendment

The $8,500 in NY state aid per pupil attending charter schools should also be available to parents of religious school students.
01/15/2009 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week
Repealing or ignoring the last remaining vestige of bigotry contained in the New York State Constitution, the so-called “Blaine” amendment, could open the door to providing parents with children attending religious schools — Jewish, Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Greek Orthodox — with the same approximate $8,500 annually per pupil that charter schools receive, all deducted from the budget of the local school district that the charter school pupils would otherwise attend.
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