Win Some, Lose Some: SCOTUS Opinion a Victory for School Choice, Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Depending on which recent ruling is being discussed, conservatives can understandably both incensed and inspired by the Supreme Court of the United States. There’s been plenty of sources for the former, but we’ll relay a reason for the latter here.

In a 5-4 ruling (with Chief Justice John Roberts finally siding with conservatives again), the court ruled that a state cannot discriminate against religious institutions in the awarding of private school vouchers. Roberts wrote for the majority, “A state need not subsidize private education. But once a state decides to do so, it cannot disqualify some private schools solely because they are religious.”

Erika Smith, a senior attorney with the Institute for Justice, which represented the parents in the lawsuit, celebrated the win for school choice that parents and students deserve,

“This opinion will pave the way for more states to pass school choice programs that allow parents to choose a school that best meets their child’s individual needs, regardless of whether those schools are religious or nonreligious.”

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As reported by PJ Media, here is the reaction of Brian Burch of The Catholic Vote to the decision:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision is a long overdue victory for American families and a defeat for anti-Catholic bigotry. The Supreme Court made clear today that a state cannot exclude religious schools from funding made available to other private schools, including Catholic schools which serve millions of children of every faith and background. With this ruling, the Court has also reined in state ‘Blaine amendments’ which originated in shameful 19th century anti-Catholic bigotry, and have allowed governments to discriminate against Catholic institutions for 145 years. Minority families and children will especially benefit from today’s ruling as they increasingly seek alternatives to failing public schools. Finally, today’s decision is yet another reminder of why sound legal reasoning and judges matter, and a reminder for voters on what is at stake in November.”

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There is certainly a lot at stake in November, this merely the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. Especially as students are being subjected to years of Leftists proselytizers with teaching licenses — environments that nurture the kind of woke mayhem we are currently enduring — the need for choice in education has never been more pressing.

North Carolina has a relatively strong school choice base, with one of the nation’s leading homeschool populations and a growing number of people from all political and socioeconomic backgrounds realizing just how vital choice can be to future success.\

In full recognition of what is at stake in November, the gubernatorial race will certainly make a critical difference in how North Carolinians are allowed to pursue the best education for their children. Dan Forest has been a tireless advocate for school choice and results-driven education innovations; Governor Roy Cooper a mere shill for the wannabe public education union, determined to retain all power over your child’s education within the State.

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