Bush: conservative hatchetman
One of the ways that Bush wants to better the United States is to make education completely controlled by the local government. This isn't a way to fix things but a sly attempt by Bush, so that if something goes wrong he wouldn't be to blame, because it has nothing to do with the federal government. At the same time that Bush wants education to be controlled locally, there as aspects, and specific programs that Bush wants changed, or even deleted.
Bush does not support sexual education that teaches children safe sex practices. Since he believes that abstinence is the right decision for children to make, believes that only abstinence should be taught in sex education. Bush wants abstinence education to be funded as much as sex education is. Along with the absolution of sex education, Bush also wants HIV/AIDS education gone from schools, for the main reason that it encourages kids to use a form of contraceptive. This may one of the main contributing factors as to why Texas has one of the highest HIV rates in the country. Being against any form of sex education Bush also does not want condoms given out at schools.
Bush also believes that taking money from taxes to fund private and religious schools, and vouchers, are all right. Not only does Bush think that vouchers are ok, he believes that they are a priority. Poor parents should be able to choose where their children go to school just like rich parents do. All children should have a chance at the same education, whether or not their parents are able to pay for it. What about the parents who would like
their children to go to a private school but can't afford it, and under Bush's education plan, would be paying taxes to send someone else's child to school? Parents of children to attend public school would most likely not
vote yes on vouchers, they are not going to want their tax money to send a child that is not theirs to a school, that they can't even afford to send their child to.
Next: Bush's views on homosexuality.
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