ACLU of Nevada Responds to Senator Hammond’s Voucher Comment

Affiliate: ACLU of Nevada
January 26, 2017 9:30 am

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LAS VEGAS, Nevada – While speaking at a school choice rally in Carson City today, Senator Scott Hammond was quoted as saying, “the school choice movement has been called the civil rights issue of our time.” This could not be further from the truth. The voucher scheme in Nevada is nothing more than taxpayer dollars funding private and discriminatory education.

“Considering the racist history of vouchers, Senator Hammond’s statement that school choice ‘has been called the civil rights issue of our time’ diminishes real discrimination and is an insult to the millions of Americans who have actually been discriminated against for centuries. No family or individual is discriminated against when laws promoting raiding state coffers to pay for their private education are found unconstitutional. Families already have the right to choose a private education, just not with taxpayer money,” said Tod Story, executive director.

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