ERIC Number: EJ580742
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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The Bigotry of Blaine Amendments.
Kirkpatrick, David W.
Crisis in Education, p12 Feb 1998
After a surge of Catholic immigrants, James Blaine, Speaker of the House in the 1800s, proposed an amendment prohibiting public aid to religious schools. Though Congress rejected the idea, many states put the proposal in their constitutions, where it remains. Much ongoing controversy over school choice began with Blaine. This paper recommends removal of Blaine amendments in order to head education in the right direction. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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