School choice isn’t some right-wing plot

MINOT, N.D. — “Right-wingers want your tax money to send their kids to private schools,” screams a recent headline over a recent column from left-wing commentator Mike McFeely .

A provocative argument, though I had a chuckle at the implication. Given the ideological leanings of most North Dakotans, as measured by decades of election results, we could argue that most tax dollars in our state are paid by “right-wingers.”

The idea of directing tax dollars to private schools is a complicated one. I recently interviewed Nick Archuleta, the president of North Dakota United, the union which represents public workers and teachers in our state, and he made some valid arguments.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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