Espinoza Is a Boon for School Choice Nationwide

The Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Al Drago/Reuters)
Families will see restrictions on religious educational options for their children lifted.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE Y esterday the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a landmark decision that will allow low-income parents across the country to send their children to private schools with their taxpayer dollars. In a 5–4 ruling, the Court decided in favor of Kendra Espinoza and two other mothers in their case brought by the Institute for Justice (IJ) against the Montana Department of Revenue.

Espinoza is a single mom who has wanted to send her two daughters to a religious school in Montana through the tax-credit scholarship program. Big Sky Scholarships provided families with a tax break if they contributed to

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Libby Sobic is the director and legal counsel for education policy at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty.

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