no secret that most public schools do not deliver a decent education,
or that programs like art, music, and sports are perenially cut
due to lack
of funding. This would not have to be the case if powerful, wealthy
churches would start paying their fair share of taxes.
believe the future of our country rests squarely on its young citizens.
You deserve the best education we can afford - and we could afford
do a lot better if everyone
were paying their fair share of taxes.
YOU CAN DO:
an undercover investigation: look at publically available information
and try to estimate exactly
how much money subsidizes religious institutions on the backs of
else in your community. Send us the results, and if we're impressed
we just might post them here. (Hey, maybe it will help you get into
reports on this subject for school assignments where appropriate.
the excellent movie Iron
Jawed Angels from
with friends and discuss it.
an article on this subject for your school paper.
letters to the editorial boards of your local newspapers.
to your friends about this issue and see what they think. (Be forewarned:
brace yourself for some hositlity, but see if you can stay cool.)
to vote on the day you turn 18, and never, ever miss