Charts: Vouchers Coming Back (Should You Be Alarmed?)
Fourteen states already spend about $1 billion to send kids to private schools, reports Politico's Stephanie Simon.
As presented, this is an alarming notion (they're teaching Creationism!) that should be of concern to all.
However, some caution may be appropriate, too.
A billion dollars is a tiny amount, given then $500B-plus annual spending on education.
The number/percentage is much higher in higher ed, where we already have a mixed (public-private) system.
Some parochial schools do a better job than local district schools).
Most private and parochial schools aren't teaching Creationism.