The State Constitutionality of Voucher Programs: Religion is Not the Sole Component
Preston C. Green III
University of Connecticut
Peter L. Moran
January 31, 2014
Green, P., & Moran, P. (2010). The state constitutionality of voucher programs: Religion is not the sole component. Brigham Young University Law and Education Journal, 2010(2), 275-306.
This article examines state constitutional provisions relating to publicly-funded voucher programs and determines their susceptibility to non-religious-based arguments. This article organizes the provisions relating to publicly-funded voucher programs into three categories: (1) “uniformity provisions,” which require states to provide a uniform system of public schools; (2) “local control provisions,” which delegate the authority to control public schools to local entities; and (3) “funding provisions,” which contain language that prohibits states from funding non-public schools.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 33Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 2, 2014
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