I agree with Wayne, our public education is grossly underfunded as it is right now. To take away money from our public schools is beyond absurd.
Given how long it's been funded and the direction it's heading, pumping more into it could be considered as absurd.
If the trend of privatized education continues it will be the biggest mistake our country could make for our future. This absolutely makes education seem that it is only for the rich.
Ever been to a private school? You should expand your horizons a bit. Having attended them myself and my daughter the same up to 8th grade, it never occurred to me that we were rich. In fact, the vast majority of those attending alongside us weren't rich either.
Here in Colorado we are fighting this battle in our richest county, in the state, Douglas County, while our public school teachers are having to take money out of their own pocket to supply their classrooms for their students because funding has been cut so dramatically.
Supply and demand. If enough want better and have the means to acquire it, it will likely come into being.
What will people say when non-christian religions are part of the voucher program? I doubt the opinions will be as supportive.
If they're thoughtful about it, they'd probably say/do the same thing the parents of an Iraqi friend of mine (muslim family) did when they sent him to private Catholic schools in Bagdad--make the best decision they can for their child's education and follow through with it.