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there maybe something to be said for, but that that's old- fashioned teaching.
The debate continues about public or taxpayers' aid to private schools, which would include parochial schools. But my question here is not on that broad issue, but isn't there some such aid going to parochial schools anyway? For example, I know of a teacher's aide who is on part of the public school system, who for two, three or four years has been actually teaching in a parochial school. She's not formally a teacher, but she fills in for teachers frequently.
Sure. I told you about transportation.
And textbooks. There are many areas in which the public provides some non-religious area support for parochial schools.
And, of course, from the standpoint of the issue of whether this should be done or not done under the constitutional proviso of separation of church and state, does it really make that much difference how this aid is given, because aid in textbooks or busing releases resources for other purposes, does it not?
Oh, sure. Except that I would feel very, very uncomfortable id cry out if we were providing public funds for religious education.
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