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Kendra Espinoza with her two daughters at Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell, Mont.

Religious Charter Schools Will Test Limits of Espinoza Decision

A hypothetical dialogue explains the issues: “We will see you in court”

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of L.A. Catholic Schools

The Supreme Court has ruled that Catholics do not have to be Protestants. In...

In Supreme Court Case, a Far-Reaching Win for Religious-School Parents

Espinoza v. Montana May Pave Way for More Direct Funding of Religious Schools

Justices Hear Arguments in L.A. Catholic Schools Case

A sharp question from Justice Thomas: “don’t you think it’s a bit odd that – that things that violate the Establishment Clause, when done in a public school, are not considered religious enough for Free Exercise protection when done in a parochial school?”

Federal Appeals Judges Discover Constitutional Right to “Basic Minimum Education”

Opinion cites 110-degree classrooms, “rodent feces” in Detroit schools.

In the News: Chartering in Kansas City

In a new case study for the R Street Institute, "Chartering in Kansas City," Michael McShane writes about how, with support from farsighted local philanthropists, charter school enrollment has grown to 47 percent of students within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public Schools.
Kendra Espinoza with her two daughters at Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell, Mont.

Burying Blaine?

Supreme Court hears a mother’s challenge to Montana’s ban on tax-credit scholarships to religious schools
Kendra Espinoza with her two daughters at Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell, Mont.

In the News: Oral Arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue

The Supreme Court on Wednesday posted a transcript of this week's oral arguments in Espinoza V. Montana Department of Revenue, a closely watched case about a Montana state program that provided tax credits to donors who funded scholarships to private schools, including religious schools.

Supreme Court Denies Review but Offers Roadmap for High School Coach Who Prayed

Four justices hint they might be willing to overturn a Scalia opinion some saw as curtailing the free exercise of religion.

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