Summary of “Inside The Voucher Schools That Teach L. Ron Hubbard, But Say They’re Not Scientologist”

Garrett Cantrell, who is not a Scientologist, recalled his time at the school as he sat near Clearwater’s harbor, surrounded by Scientologist retreat centers.
Clearwater Academy International is one of dozens of schools and tutoring centers in the U.S. that use learning materials based on the ideas of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the church of Scientology.
Five of these schools and tutoring centers, including Clearwater Academy, receive public funding through voucher or tax credit scholarship programs, HuffPost has found.
HuffPost has been investigating the schools that receive such money for students, which comes via state-level voucher or tax credit programs.
As Applied Scholastics schools continue to receive millions of dollars in taxpayer funds and are therefore more accountable to the public than typical private schools, their claims of secularity deserve heightened scrutiny.
Voucher programs provide scholarships for students to go to private schools based on criteria like income.
The Florida Department of Education’s directory of schools that participate in its voucher and tax credit programs list the four institutions that use curriculum associated with Hubbard as “Non-religious.”
The four schools in Florida that use Study Technology take advantage of the state’s voucher program specifically for students with disabilities.

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