Friday, June 24, 2022

Supreme Court OKs Funds at Rel. Schools; Maine Decision May Impact All 50 States

The Supreme Court ruled on June 21 that  parents in rural districts lacking  public high schools, who receive  state aid, can send  their children to private schools instead and can use that money for tuition at schools with faith-based curricula, the Religikon News website reports today (June 24, 2022).

In a 6-3 vote, the court held that Maine's requirement that tuition assistance payments be used at "nonsectarian"schools violated the First Amendment because parents could not send their children to the school of  their choice.

The First Amendment states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." 

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