Arizona court rejects vouchers for private schools

May 16, 2008
Judges say public money for private school is unconstitutional

An Arizona appellate court has ruled that two voucher programs for foster and disabled children attending private schools violate the state Constitution by using public money to help private and religious schools. The 3-0 ruling by a Court of Appeals panel in Tucson reverses a trial judge's ruling that upheld the programs enacted in 2006 at the urging of “school choice” supporters. The programs provide grants worth thousands of dollars for students, with the money paid in checks to parents who must endorse them over to the schools involved.

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