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AZ Supreme Court shoots down 2 voucher programs (access required)

The Arizona Supreme Court decided unanimously that two school-voucher programs designed to assist children with disabilities and those under foster care are unconstitutional.The state’s high court ruled March 25 that the voucher programs violate state constitutional provisions prohibiting the use of public money to aid private schools and religious establishments.“The voucher programs appear to be ...

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