The D.C. Civil Rights Act for Equal Educational Opportunity mandates equitable funding for D.C. children in nonpublic schools, while respecting the liberty of schools in hiring and provision of services.
“This bill follows most precisely the plan first proposed by the late, great Nobel Prize winning economist Dr. Milton Friedman in his 1955 article, The Role of Government in Education, and his 2005 legacy, School Vouchers Turn 50 But the Fight is Just Beginning.”
Please call your United States Congressman and Senators at 202-224-3121. Ask them to sponsor the D.C. Civil Rights Act for Equal Educational Opportunity. This legislation will enable parents in Washington, D.C. to choose the education that best meets the needs of the individual child. This bill will also serve as a model for federal legislation mandating parental choice in all 50 states.
Q & A ON THE D.C. CRA FOR EEO
Q. Will the D.C Civil Rights Act for Equal Educational Opportunity increase taxes?
A. This legislation is designed to save taxpayers many billions of dollars by requiring public schools to compete with private and religious schools at far less than current costs.
Q. Will taxpayers have to fund schools where children are taught to hate or harm others?
A. Approved schools will be required to educate and train their students to follow the laws of the land and respect the rights of others.
Q. Will funding of religious school violate the First Amendment?
A. No. This bill is religiously neutral, and the school that the child attends would be the parents’ choice. The government cannot decide whether or not the child is educated religiously, and so there is no violation. This was confirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in Zelman vs. Simmons-Harris (2002).
Q. Will this legislation hurt the public schools?
A. Competition always brings about improved quality and efficiency.