Public schools are open to all students regardless of race, religion or ability. They are a unifying force in our society. Private school vouchers undermine our public schools by funneling desperately needed public resources away from them to fund the education of a few students at private, religious schools.
Vouchers also harm fundamental principles of religious freedom. Each of us should get to decide how – and whether – to support religion. But private school vouchers use public money to fund primarily religious education.