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MichiganVote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-02-06 05:16 PM
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22. They already do. Its called a tax exemp. for religious schools & churches
Not to mention that public schools have to provide Special Education services for kids in private schools by law. 'Course there is the free and reduced lunches that private schools can also apply for. Not to mention the extracurricular and non academic sports programs that are paid for through public education funds and provided to private school students free of charge.

Want to use public school buildings for events, incl. church? You can do it, its the law. Want to use private school facilities for non private school events? Sorry, they're private and they can choose who they want to rent their space to.

When your brother in law votes he is guaranteed a spot to vote at a public school building. Lights, heat, security, parking----all paid for by the public schools w/o compensation by any government office. Its the law, if the city or township wants to use the space for voting, public schools must comply. Private schools do not have to do that.

Natural disaster? Public schools are routinely factored into community crisis plans. Private schools are exempt unless or until they volutarily permit or become a part of the "plan".

So the next time your brother in law wants to bitch about his tax money going to public schools, remind him that public schools provide shelter, food, voting, and services for the disabled.
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