Lawsuit would force State to pay parochial school tuition - WCAX

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision requires the State of Vermont to pay tuition of students whose families want to send them to private or religious schools.

"“It should neither favor, nor disfavor non-religion over religion, or one religion over another. As long as the state remains neutral and families exercise their genuine and independent choice as to where they want to educate their kids, there is no violation or concern about the separation of church and state," said Tim Keller, the Attorney representing the Valente family.

In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that if a state’s school choice system allows families to choose private schools, the state cannot refuse to pay tuition just because the school has a religious affiliation.."

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  • Bob Bennett
    commented 2020-09-14 16:55:28 -0400
    Towns with no schools used to pay for parochial school tuition. I lived in Mendon in the ’50s and my tuition was paid for at Mount St. Joseph Academy in Rutland..