I care about the teaching. I know what they’re teaching and what they’re NOT teaching. I also know of a few different efforts to destroy public education as a way to get free money. I’ve been studying school voucher programs since the 1990s. At first, I was ok with the for-profit models and didn’t mind the idea of public funds being diverted for SOME private schools with alternative ideas, both left and right politically, religious and non-religious. But I did not expect the behemoth foundations, interconnected pastors linked with governors, members of the house, organized crime, to sweep up and see business opportunity for profit to take over. I expected standard criminals to set up fake schools and take the money and run. They have and do and some get caught and some do not. But I didn’t expect megachurches to get involved as they have.

I care about the teaching. I know what they’re teaching and what they’re NOT teaching. I also know of a few different efforts to destroy public education as a way to get free money.

I’ve been studying school voucher programs since the 1990s.

At first, I was ok with the for-profit models and didn’t mind the idea of public funds being diverted for SOME private schools with alternative ideas, both left and right politically, religious and non-religious.

But I did not expect the behemoth foundations, interconnected pastors linked with governors, members of the house, organized crime, to sweep up and see business opportunity for profit to take over.

I expected standard criminals to set up fake schools and take the money and run. They have and do and some get caught and some do not.

But I didn’t expect megachurches to get involved as they have.

— They are. They can take the word out in key spots in the brochures but everything else about it is geared to conversion.

Ana Perez So for example, Roy Terry, who is a Methodist, who founded a church here in Naples, whose son who is my age has been the pastor of from the start a decade or two ago,

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