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Bush's Choice Education Plan and Private Schools

President Bush is campaigning vigorously for his plan to provide $500 million to nonpublic schools by means of $1,000 vouchers or scholarships. Mr. Bush seems to think that Americans would like to pay taxes to aid private schools which are obviously sectarian, practicing forms of discrimination in admissions and hiring not allowed in public schools.

The so-called "education president" has done little or nothing for the public schools serving 90 percent of our children, but he seems intent on weakening public education in favor of selective denominational schools not run by elected boards of local taxpayers. Edd Doerr, Silver Springs, Md. Executive Director, Americans for Religious Liberty

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