Posts Tagged:Blaine amendment

Catholic Lawsuit Ties “Public School Monopoly” to “Bigoted” Blaine Amendment

The Wall Street Journal editorial board drew attention to a Catholic federal lawsuit targeting South Carolina’s Blaine Amendment, and made the case that the exclusion of private Catholic schools from education funding is part of a longstanding legacy of bigotry. “Blaine Amendments are a relic of 19th-century prejudice, and meant to deny public funding for…Read More

Charleston diocese sues South Carolina for barring Covid-relief funds from private schools

The Diocese of Charleston filed a suit against South Carolina on Wednesday challenging the state’s “Blaine Amendment”, which prohibits public funds from going to private schools. The state supreme court has blocked the governor’s efforts to provide Covid-relief funding to private schools and the parents of private school students, citing the state’s Blaine Amendment. Bishop…Read More

Court Case Could Finally End Anti-Catholic Blaine Amendment

Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear one of the most significant education cases in decades: Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. Centering around a modest tax-credit scholarship program in Montana, Espinoza could have major ramifications for educational-choice programs across America, which help nearly half a million students attend private schools. In deciding Espinoza, the Court has the opportunity to do…Read More