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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Arizona Supreme Court Rules Unanimously Against Vouchers

Arizona high court rejects private school vouchers
March 25th, 2009 @ 10:12am
by Associated Press
PHOENIX - The state Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned two school voucher programs, saying they violated the Arizona Constitution.

The vouchers provided to foster children and disabled students under a 2006 law are cash grants in the form of state payment warrants provided to parents, who must sign them over to private schools their children attend.

The justices heard arguments in December on whether the programs violate the Arizona Constitution's bans on using tax dollars to support religion or to fund private schools.

The justices unanimously decided they did. Lower courts split on the issue. . . .

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