Victory for Vouchers?
IN THE most anticipated decision of its recent term, the Supreme Court ruled, in the case of Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, that the school-voucher program in Cleveland, Ohio did not violate the Constitution’s ban on the “establishment” of religion. Opponents of vouchers–i.e., the use of public funds to help families pay tuition at private schools, including religious schools–were predictably disappointed, but pledged to fight on. As Senator Edward M. Kennedy declared, “Vouchers may be constitutional,” but “that doesn’t make them good policy.”
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