Thursday, August 21, 2008

Poll shows Obama leads McCain on education

Hi everyone,

JS Online: Poll shows Obama leads McCain on education issues:

"State Rep. Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) pointed to the poll’s finding of growing support for allowing students to attend private schools at the public expense. The share of respondents who favored this idea increased to 44% in 2008 from 39% the year before."
Personally, I'm still trying to work out why tax payers would find it acceptable to spend public tax dollars to subsidize what amounts to, in most cases, a private religious-based education. Rep Vukmir is, to my knowledge, a religiously conservative Christian who probably even condones teaching Intelligent Design as science, so why would she find it acceptable for her tax dollars to be spent subsidizing the religious education of Muslims, say, or even ELCA Lutherans? The ELCA Lutherans can be socially radical in ways inimical to Rep. Vukmir's ideological footprint and, truth be told, infinitely more subversive than the hammer of radical Islam.

My guess would be because it allows her own religious convictions to be subsidized by the rest of us. That seems to be enough for most people who echo this opinion.

Anyone have a better explanation?