A Conservative Response To Gay Bullying: School Vouchers
Alex Morgan proposes:
Why shouldn’t harassed gay kids get a chance to use a school voucher to attend a progressive Quaker or Jewish day school even if their parents can’t afford it? Even Catholic schools, which are more systematically hateful, are actually physically safer for gay kids than public schools.
Conservatives have long argued that vouchers represent a way out for those trapped in poverty. Conservatives have also long enjoyed bullying and demeaning gay people as if for sport. Maybe it’s time to use the conservative “weapon” of school vouchers and use it to protect kids from that other favorite conservative “weapon”: political homophobia that directly enables school bullies and even prevents school districts from introducing anti-bullying laws and policies.