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Public Schools Cannot Be Religiously Neutral, But School Choice Makes Neutrality Possible

Tomorrow the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Espinoza v. Montana, a case addressing state constitutional provisions that bar public funds from going to religious institutions, especially schools. There are many reasons the U.S. Supreme Court should rule in favor of school choice, but the most important is that the end that Blaine amendments are supposed to achieve — keeping government out of religion — is far better served by the measure Montana struck down than maintaining a public school monopoly over taxpayer funds.

Diagram showing levels of religion in schools
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Sir Paul Tucker on Floors and Corridors

In weighing the advantages of the Fed’s floor system compared to those of a “corridor system,” Fed officials haven’t just put their thumbs on the floor‐​system scale by exaggerating its merits. They’ve also exaggerated the drawbacks of a corridor system.