'In this illuminating podcast, Jennifer Berkshire (formerly known as EduShyster) and Jack Schneider (historian of education) explain how the tax credit programs work. They are proliferating as a way to adopt vouchers without using the V word.
Schneider gives a thumbnail history of the state Blaine amendments. Then the pair introduce tax policy expert Carl Davis to explain how tax credits are a poorly disguised way of laundering money to religious schools that the state constitution forbids. Since no state has ever approved a voucher referendum, the voucher advocates have been forced to come up with euphemisms and backdoor ways to implement what they want: Public money for private and religious schools. If they were honest, they would put the question to voters and ask them to change the state constitution, but they know the public is not on their side. Thus, the ruse.' hear the truth!