Camden supports voucher lawsuit

By Corinne Saunders

The Daily Advance

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CAMDEN — The Camden Board of Education has endorsed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of state legislation that spends taxpayer funds on private education.

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SUPPORT PRIVATE SCHOOLS WITH PUBLIC FUNDS

I support helping poor parents with public funds to educate their children at any private school of their choice! October 02, 2013 12:00 am • By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — State lawmakers are free to give parents what amounts to a voucher of public funds to educate their children at any private or parochial school they want, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. In a unanimous ruling, the judges rejected arguments by the Arizona Education Association, the Arizona School Boards Association and others that providing funds that end up going to religious schools violates a state constitutional provision barring public funds from being used for religious worship or instruction ************************************ (Reuters) - The Indiana Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously upheld the nation's broadest school voucher program, which gives poor and middle-class families public funds to help pay private school tuition. Opponents, including the state teachers' union, had sued to block the program on grounds that nearly all the voucher money has been directed to religious schools. Voucher systems have drawn criticism across the United States from critics who say they drain money from public schools and subsidize overtly religious education. Supporters say they offer families greater choice on where to educate their children. In a 5-0 vote, the Indiana justices said that it did not matter that funds had been directed to religious schools, so long as parents - and not the state - decide where to use the tuition vouchers.

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