Your Taxes for Church Schools?

Will God Set the Curriculum?

Sir Rudy Giuliani tried mightily to force a voucher program in this city, but he came up against a New York case—Committee for Public Education v. Nyquist (1973)—which until now has been, in the United States Supreme Court, the main bulwark against using public money for religious instruction in religious schools no matter whether the funds go directly or indirectly to those schools.

The vote in Zelman v. Simmons-Harris will, in all likelihood, be 5-4, with Sandra Day O'Connor deciding whether to tear down much of what remains of that wall separating church and state. To be continued.

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