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This is why Md. taxpayers have no business paying for private schools

Bethel Christian Academy in Jessup User Upload Caption: Bethel Christian Academy in Jessup.
Bethel Christian Academy in Jessup User Upload Caption: Bethel Christian Academy in Jessup. (Jerry Jackson / Baltimore Sun)

A lawyer with strange thought processes says of a religious academy, “The teaching of the school should be no business of the state.” If the teaching of the school should be no business of the state, then the funding of the school should be no business of the state. It is ridiculous to suggest that our tax dollars should be given to anything calling itself a school, teaching any sort of anti-scientific, anti-historical, or other nonsense it likes (“Maryland banned a school from voucher program over anti-LGBT views. It says that violates religious freedom,” July 15).

I didn’t approve of BOOST (Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students) in the first place. The use of public money to fund private schools teaching their private ideologies was always problematic, the more so when public schools are still grossly underfunded. If the legislature had used common sense in the first place, the state would not now have to waste money defending a frivolous lawsuit.

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Katharine W. Rylaarsdam, Baltimore

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