A new school voucher system recently signed into law in Florida will send tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to fund private school tuition, including religious education.
Public Schools Week celebrated the accomplishments and importance to our country of public schools, which educate 90% of America’s children.
A decision by the Montana Supreme Court, striking down a tuition tax credit program as unconstitutional because it allowed funding for religious schools, may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Vouchers undermine a key principle behind the separation of church and state. Legislators should stay out of the business of religious education, directly or indirectly.
The Montana Constitution’s ban on aid to religious schools does not allow a scholarship tax credit to be used for religious school tuition, the state’s Supreme Court ruled.