Wednesday, March 28, 2012

School voucher law ruled unconstitutional by Tulsa district judge

clip  Last September, the Union and Jenks school districts countersued the parents of six special-needs children to challenge the constitutionality of law. They said it violated the state constitution's prohibition against sending public dollars to private, sectarian institutions. 


But Jerry Richardson, the school districts' attorney, noted that of the 40 private schools approved to participate in the scholarship program, only two were not affiliated with a church or religion. 


However, Nightingale ruled that the school districts' had legal standing - meaning they were able to show they were harmed by the law - to initiate the lawsuit.

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