School Choice Movement Wins Big Victory at Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Montana law Tuesday that prohibits state aid from being used for religious institutions.

At issue was a state tax credit for donations to organizations that support private school students.

In his opinion for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that “a state need not subsidize private education.” However, once it does, “it cannot disqualify some private schools solely because they are religious."

The 5-4 ruling could affect as many as 30 states that have similar provisions in their constitutions.

“This decision represents a turning point in the sad and static history of American education, and it will spark a new beginning of education that focuses first on students and their needs," said U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in a statement. "I'm calling on all states to now seize the extraordinary opportunity to expand all education options at all schools to every single student in America."

Read more at Education Week