DAILY CATHOLIC     TUESDAY     November 10, 1998     vol. 9, no. 220

from a CATHOLIC perspective

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          WASHINGTON, DC (CWNews.com) - The US Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to a Wisconsin law that allows parents to use tax vouchers to send their children to the school of their choice, including church schools.

          The high court voted 8-1, with no explanatory comment, to refuse to hear a challenge to the law that contended it violated the separation of church and state because religious schools were allowed to take part. The program allows as many as 15,000 eligible students in Milwaukee to attend the school of their choice with tuition vouchers good for up to $5,000 per year.

          The law had been challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, People for the American Way, the NAACP, and teachers' unions. Some supports of the law were also disappointed that the court elected not hear the case and "resolve the constitutionality of parental choice."

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Nov 10, 1998       volume 9, no. 220


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