ARTICLE 28 (or alternate number to be
assigned by Congress)
It is the right of every citizen to train up their children according to their
conscience, faith and capabilities without interference from the State. The
rights of parents and legal guardians to choose how their children will be
educated are foundational to a free people.
School Vouchers consist of mandatory payments by the treasuries of Local, State
and Federal authorities for student costs at private schools. Mandatory
payments for student costs include tuition and related educational expenses.
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Private Schools can be pre-elementary, elementary, secondary, and higher
Private Schools that receive Local, State or Federal monies to pay for their
students tuition and expenses are required to teach their students appropriate
grade level academic subjects, good morals, good values, respect for the rights
of others and respect for Americaís unique Christian heritage and Constitutional
history. Private Schools are also required to teach their students civic
responsibilities in Local, State and National communities, except at the
Private Schools have the authority to discipline students which includes
reasonable corporal punishment in elementary schools for the purpose of
correcting wrong behavior.
School Vouchers are initiated at the election of parents or legal guardians on
behalf of their dependent children. For the purposes of this Article, dependent
children are children up to the age of 21 and still dependent on their parents
or legal guardians while attending school. School Vouchers can be used to fund
a studentís private education at an elementary, secondary or higher education
school when government funding is already authorized for the same or comparable
education at a public or government school.
School Vouchers must be paid to private schools in an amount equal to the sum of
the amounts Local, State and/or Federal authorities are authorized to pay for
the education of the same or similar student at a public or government school.
Local, State and Federal authorities are prohibited from imposing on any private
school certification requirements that exceed the academic requirements for
public or government schools. Local, State and Federal authorities are
prohibited from imposing laws, regulations or rules on private schools that are
designed to inhibit the freedom of choice parents and legal guardians have when
deciding to send their children to private schools. Local, State and Federal
authorities are also prohibited from interfering in the academic instruction,
moral and religious teaching, discipline and curriculum of private schools.
This Article does not prevent Local, State and Federal authorities from
enforcing reasonable laws that are for the protection and welfare of the
To secure the rights of parents, legal guardians and their dependent children,
it is hereby prohibited to deny a student, who is a citizen of the United States
the right to a private school education or deprive said student the appropriate
funding for such education when the same or comparable funding is available at a
public or government school. The provisions of this Article are enforceable
within the United States which shall include the Several States, the District of
Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern
Mariana Islands and the territories and possessions of the United States.
Congress shall have the power to enforce by appropriate legislation, the
provisions of the Article.
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