Commonwealth Policy Center

The Supreme Court ruled that the state of Maine can’t exclude religious schools from their tuition assistance program. In the 6-3 decision, the Court determined that if states subsidize private schools, then parents should have the right to send their kids to a private religious school. This is not only a victory for religious liberty and the school choice movement but a victory for all Americans. Families of any faith may choose the school that is best fit for their child and their religious beliefs, whether that be a public or private school. For the public school curriculum is not without its own set of beliefs. So now, children in Maine are no longer forced to attend a public school that teaches values that parents don’t agree with.