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Don’t judge a story by its headline

Don’t judge a story by its headline

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
March 18, 2013

An Associated Press story a few days ago contains the headline "House panel OKs break for religious ed donations." That's only partly true.

Even the story contradicts this statement, accurately pointing out that the tax credit approved by the House Education Committee allows a break for donations for students to attend non-public schools, whether they are private or religious.

The reason religion is emphasized, however, is because it is much more salacious of a headline, even if it doesn't quite tell the whole story.

But the headline does tell the story that the Idaho Education Association would like told: that the state has come up with a clever little way to fund religious schools, which is entirely false.

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