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ERIC Number: EJ845775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1558-2159
The Legality of School Vouchers: Round Two
McCarthy, Martha
Journal of School Choice, v1 n3 p17-28 2006
In 2002 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state-supported vouchers, which parents can redeem in private schools, do not offend the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Thus, the legality of government vouchers to fund education will be determined primarily on the basis of state law. Specifically, programs are being challenged under state constitutional provisions calling for the legislature to provide for a uniform system of education or provisions prohibiting the use of public funds in sectarian institutions. This article explores legal developments in this regard, with particular emphasis on implications of the recent state supreme court decisions striking down challenged voucher programs. Also addressed is current legislative activity, which will likely generate additional litigation pertaining to school vouchers. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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