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Supreme Court makes religious school education eligible for public aid

Supreme Court makes religious school education eligible for public aid

SCOTUS permits state aid to religious schoolsThe Supreme Court delivered a major victory Tuesday to parents seeking state aid for their children’s religious school education.

The court’s conservative majority ruled  5-4 that states offering scholarships to students in private schools  cannot exclude religious schools from such programs. The decision was  written by Chief Justice John Roberts, who has joined the liberal justices in three other major rulings this month.

The court stopped short of requiring states to fund religious education, ruling only that programs cannot differentiate between religious and secular private schools.

“A  state need not subsidize private education. But once a state decides to  do so, it cannot disqualify some private schools solely because they  are religious,” Roberts said.

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