Numbers aside, the question of whether creationism should be taught in the classroom is completely separate from the question of whether taxpayers should fund private voucher programs. A voucher in itself is politically neutral. Just as parents could choose to send their children to private schools that teach creationism with a voucher, they could also choose to send their children to a school that emphasizes evolution.
In fact, the latter is likely already happening in Tennessee and Louisiana, where public schools are allowed to teach creationism alongside evolution. As the American Enterprise Institute’s Michael McShane explains in an rebuttal to the article in National Review Online, “If creationists are set on taking over school boards or state legislatures, school-choice programs might also work as a release valve for creationists to inflict their teachings on only their own children, and not yours.”
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