Separation of Church and State? With Arizona’s New Empowerment Scholarship Account Program, Not So Much. Jan Nichols, Arizona native, retired Phoenix teacher, and education activist, joins Democratic Perspective host Mike Cosentino for an evaluation of Arizona’s new public school voucher extension, signed into law by Governor Ducey this past April. General tax revenue used to fund private and religious schools? Such proposals were once considered as un-American as royalty. These days, though, under the guise of educational choice, the Arizona Republican Party ‘s long-running attack on the very idea of public education has now opened the public purse to a horde of unaccountable grifters, scam artists, ideological crusaders, and religious zealots, and turned our kids into their prey.
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