This article explains how the tax bill undermines public education & harms our democracy by transferring public funds from public schools to private schools, without the consent of the governed. It exacerbates exacerbate segregation, polarization and mistrust. 'Public schools were established to knit together the civic fabric of our democracy. They never fully succeeded in that task, but as our discourse becomes increasingly poisoned and our political divisions seem to grow deeper with each passing year, we need them to do so more than ever. Legislation like the tax bill, threatens the funding base for public schools and encourages private schooling, & promises to exacerbate these problems , posing a real danger to American democracy. '