Vermont Agrees To Stop Excluding Religious Schools From Tuition Aid

At a glance

  • “For more than two decades, Vermont unlawfully excluded religious schools and their students from public benefits, essentially eliminating school choice for many parents in the state,” Schmitt said.
  • In June, the Supreme Court reached a similar conclusion about Maine’s tuition assistance program, ruling that Maine cannot exclude students at religious schools.
  • Schmitt said that the Supreme Court’s decision showed that “the government cannot eliminate families’ benefits just because they choose to use those benefits at religious schools that provide religious instruction.”

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