On January 22, the nation's highest court heard a challenge to Montana's " Blaine Amendment " in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue , a case with national implications. While there is no way to predict how the Court will rule , a Wall Street Journal story covering the oral arguments said, " The Supreme Court appeared ready Wednesday to reinstate a Montana program providing state aid to religious schools, after arguments in which conservative justices cited anti-Catholic sentiment in the 19th century that led many states to bar public support for sectarian education." Private school advocates are hoping for that and more, as a broad ruling could strike down Blaine amendments nationwide.
Read more about this case in the February edition of CAPE Outlook ...
Also in Outlook this month:
-President Addresses School Choice
-Michigan Supreme Court Punts on Important Reimbursement Case
-Vice President Visits Wisconsin to Recognize National School Choice Week
-NY Governor Announces Funding for Security at Religious Schools
-Ohio Voucher Program in Limbo
-Congressional Committee Issues Report on Educational Pluralism
-Keeping Catholic Schools in Business
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