Court Strikes Down Vouchers for Religious Schools

constitutionOn Monday, Strafford County Superior Court declared using funds for vouchers to religious schools unconstitutional as a provision of the voucher tax credit law. That portion of the program will have to shut down immediately. The program will be able to provide funding to secular private schools, out-of-district public schools and home schools. However, 70% of the students must come directly from public schools. The nine plaintiffs include clergy, parents and one business are represented by three civil liberties groups: Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union.

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