Court Rejects Religious Vouchers Case
Posted on Nov 27, 2006
The Supreme Court refused to hear the arguments of a conservative religious group that wants to use public funds to send students to religious schools.
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The Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up the issue of school choice in Maine, where a state law bars the use of public funds to send students to private religious schools.
The case could have provided a platform for a court battle over school choice and the separation of church and state.
In Maine, school districts in 145 small towns with no high schools offer tuition for 17,000 students to attend high schools of their choice, public or private, in-state or out-of-state. But religious schools are no longer on the list.