Supreme Court: Barring Christian Schools From Aid Program Violates Constitution

Supreme Court: Barring Christian Schools From Aid Program Violates Constitution


In a major win for religious liberty, the Supreme Court sided 6-3 on Tuesday against Maine’s education program, which excludes tuition assistance for students attending religious schools.

The case, Carson v. Makin, is centered around parents who wished to send their children to Christian schools using state aid, only to be banned from the assistance program because the schools teach through a “lens of faith.” 

The parents, represented by First Liberty Institute and Institute for Justice, argued that “states should not be permitted to withhold an otherwise available education benefit simply because a student would make the private and independent choice to use that benefit to procure an education that includes religious instruction.” The United States and Pender Makin, commissioner of the Maine

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