In what amounts to a major win for the school choice movement, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled today that the “Choice Scholarships” in Indiana are constitutional. From Fox News:
“In a 5-0 vote, the justices rejected claims that the law primarily benefited religious institutions that run private schools and accepted arguments that it gave families choice and allowed parents to determine where the money went.”
The Indiana program is one of the country’s largest education scholarship programs, with broad eligibility for low and middle income students. This ruling should show other states considering major choice reform-states like Texas-that private school scholarships, when properly implemented, can stand up in court. The Indiana verdict is further evidence that the time has never been better to bring private school choice to our state.