SCOTUS decision could affect parochiaid debate, court case in Michigan
A US Supreme Court decision handed down today (TUE) could affect school funding in Michigan. A divided court held that states offering subsidies to private schools cannot leave out religious schools.
A US Supreme Court decision could affect the debate in Michigan over public funding for private and religious schools.
The decision in a case from Maine says states that offer subsidies to private schools cannot leave out religious schools.
The Michigan Constitution forbids public funding for non-public schools. Attorney John Bursch (bersh) represents a group challenging that clause.
Bursch says the decision could also clear the way for people to use tax-deductible education savings plans to pay private religious school tuition.
That lawsuit is pending before a federal judge in Grand Rapids.