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ERIC Number: ED141893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Supreme Court of the United States Syllabus: Wolman et al. v. Walter et al. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. No. 76-496. Argued April 25, 1977--Decided June 24, 1977. (Slip Opinion.)
Supreme Court of the U. S., Washington, DC.
Appellants, citizens, and taxpayers of Ohio brought this action challenging the constitutionality of certain provisions of the Ohio Revised Code authorizing various forms of aid to nonpublic schools, most of which are sectarian. The Ohio scheme authorizes funding for use of nonpublic school children within the district where the nonpublic school is located for the following purposes: purchasing secular textbooks approved by the superintendent of public instruction; supplying standardized tests and scoring services as are used in the public schools; providing speech and hearing diagnostic services and diagnostic psychological services; supplying specialized therapeutic, guidance, and remedial services by employees of the local board of education or the state department of health; purchasing and loaning to pupils or their parents instructional materials and instructional equipment of the kind used in the public schools; and providing field trip transportation and services such as are provided to public school students. Those portions of the code authorizing the state to provide books, standardized testing and scoring, diagnostic services, and therapeutic and remedial services are constitutional. Those portions relating to instructional materials and equipment and field trip services are unconstitutional. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Supreme Court of the U. S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio