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Court decision puts future of public schools in voters' hands


Last updated 7/8/2020 at 8:51am

A decision by the United States Supreme Court last week could put Montana’s quality public schools at risk.

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, holding that states must offer taxpayer dollars to private religious schools if they provide tax money to secular private schools.

Though the program at issue was small, it could have major effects if future political leaders in Montana don’t maintain our commitment to fully funding public schools. In short, with the Supreme Court case over, the future of our public schools is in the vote...

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