State aid for religious schools divides Supreme Court

State aid for religious schools divides Supreme Court

In a case that can have far reaching implications for church-state relations, the Supreme Court is mulling over whether or not religious schools ought to be excluded from government back scholarship programs. The conservative and liberal groups of judges appeared to take different lines on the matter as the issue seemed to be stuck in limbo.

Rhokanth 4 months

The issue should be public vs private, not religious vs nonreligious.

Dust Phoxner
Dust Phoxner 4 months

If this is a private Institution which I would guess that it is because church and state should be separate; then if the school wants to hand out scholarships it should come from its own funds. I'd say the same if this was an Islamic or Jewish school.

porcus 4 months

I am against Madrassas and any other form of religious school should receive tax payer money for any reason. Their community of believers should shoulder those costs, not the US taxpayer, who may be of an entirely different religion and find supporting the others anathema.

Fin 4 months

The issue is tax status..

William 4 months

Separation between state and church! My tax money doesn’t go to support some zealots that worship a zombie!

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 4 months

Why not put your faith were your money is and pay for the scholarship yourselves. I don't remember Jesus being freindly with tax collectors for a reason.

Otis B Driftwood
Otis B Driftwood 4 months

My comments on this are practical. I live near Milwaukee, which spends more per student than any other school district in the state of Wisconsin, with generally terrible results. There are a handful of good schools (say, 6) out of around 80 in the district. Our school choice program, one of the first in the country, has allowed thousands of kids the opportunity to go to private schools and escape the poverty of their parents and crime of their peers. The majority of these students are black and Hispanic. The public school system in that city has almost completely failed. The locally-elected school board has had decades to turn it around. They have failed. These schools, some of which are run by religious organisations, are helping these kids get to a better future, and I can't abide taking that away from them.

Ma Wood Juice
Ma Wood Juice 4 months

Is this really what they should be worried about? There are public schools literally falling apart, education in the U.S. is abysmal when compared to other developed nations, and teachers all around the country are basically living on the poverty line, and they want to give taxpayer money to private/religious schools? Come on, thats ludicrous

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 4 months

If this is passed then democrats for taxing churches.

Mopeyhornet 4 months

that will be a difficult one to rule on. even if it's for a good cause.

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