Arizona Supreme Court says state's school voucher programs are unconstitutional

March 26, 2009
Legislature had created voucher programs for disabled students and for students living with foster families

From The Arizona Republic: The Arizona Supreme Court has declared the state's school-voucher programs unconstitutional because they violate a ban against appropriating public money for private or religious schools. The unanimous decision shuts the door on vouchers in Arizona unless voters agree to a statewide ballot measure to change the state Constitution. In 2006, Arizona lawmakers created two voucher programs, specifically for disabled students and students living with foster families.

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