Tag: Carson v. Makin

The 100-plus-year legal history of parents fighting for educational choice — and winning

Editor’s note: This commentary from Leslie Hiner, vice president of legal affairs and director of the Legal Defense and Education Center at EdChoice, first appeared on washingtonexaminer.com. History repeats itself, and there is no better reminder than constitutional litigation, in which one issue can be revisited many times over many[Read More…]

Supreme Court’s education ruling is good for all Nevadans

Editor’s note: This commentary from Valeria Gurr, director of external relations for the American Federation for Children, and Shaka Mitchell, director of State Strategy and Advocacy for the American Federation for Children, appeared Friday on thenevadaindependent.com. This spring, the U.S. Supreme Court has done its level best to stay in[Read More…]

The swirling private school universe

Editor’s note: This commentary from Chester E. Finn, distinguished senior fellow and president emeritus of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, appeared Thursday on the institute’s website. The Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Carson v. Makin, telling Maine it must not deny tuition assistance to families solely because the private schools they[Read More…]

School board races, teacher shortages, new university presidents and more

Around the state: School board races heat up, teacher shortages statewide, a boost in spending on school safety in St. Johns, resignations at a high school in Pinellas and new presidents at Saint Leo University and University of North Florida. Here are details about those stories and others from the state’s[Read More…]

How will Carson v Makin affect Catholic schools?

Nicole Garnett, senior policy adviser to the Alliance for Catholic Education and a Notre Dame University law professor, recently joined Tim Uhl, secretary of education/superintendent for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, on the Catholic School Matters podcast to discuss the recent Carson v. Makin Supreme Court case and implications for[Read More…]

Close enough in education choice no longer good enough

Those defending discrimination in education received a well-deserved comeuppance last month—from two quarters. The first, a lesson in constitutional law, matches nicely with the second, the creation of expansive opportunities for parents to choose how and where their children learn. This combination will define K-12 education for the next century.[Read More…]

Religious schools may face another hurdle to state tuition

Editor’s note: This article appeared last week on washingtontimes.com. Religious schools got what they wanted when the Supreme Court allowed them to participate in a state tuition program. But the state attorney general said the ruling will be for naught unless the schools are willing to abide by the same[Read More…]

Are religious charter schools coming soon?

Editor’s note: This commentary appeared Monday on nydailynews.com. Last Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court held that Maine’s exclusion of faith-based schools from a tuition-assistance program for students in rural school districts violates the First Amendment’s free exercise clause. The reason why is clear: “The State pays tuition for certain students at private[Read More…]