Once you pay your taxes, that money belongs to the public — not an individual. The money should be spent based either on a vote of the people, or of representatives who are actually representing the people in their districts. Rich and poor decide together how to use these funds to advance the interests of society as a whole.
The injustice comes when private school patrons seek to pull money away from public education by diverting tax dollars to subsidize their private school privilege. Up to $5 million per year of tax dollars are already being funneled to private schools in the form of tax credits authorized by SB 969 in 2011. Vouchers for more than $2.5 million in tax dollars have been issued to kids in private schools who are on Individualized Educational Plans.