LePage Praises SCOTUS Decision on Religious School Tuition: ‘Educational Bureaucrats’ Should Not Decide Child’s Future

LePage Praises SCOTUS Decision on Religious School Tuition: ‘Educational Bureaucrats’ Should Not Decide Child’s Future


Former Gov. Paul LePage (R) lauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday that Maine’s tuition assistance program cannot exclude religious schools.

LePage, who is running for governor again, viewed the decision on Carson v. Makin as a win for parents and school choice over “educational bureaucrats.”

“I applaud the Supreme Court’s decision today striking down Maine’s rules excluding religious schools from school choice voucher programs,” LePage said in a statement. “It is time to let the parents decide their child’s future, not educational bureaucrats.”

The decision came after two sets of parents in Maine sued to be able to access the state-funded tuition assistance program to send their children to Christian schools. The program has been in place for decades for children who live in

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