Unions Go to Court to Stop Vouchers for Private Schools: Suit Focuses on Freedom of Religion
Innerst, Carol, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
The nation's two largest teachers unions will go to court Monday to argue against issuing vouchers to allow poor families in Cleveland to get their children out of crumbling public schools and into private schools. The next legal battle over school choice and vouchers is set to begin at 9 a.m. Monday in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in Columbus, Ohio, before Judge Lisa Sadler.
At issue is the constitutionality of a Cleveland voucher program signed into law last summer by Ohio Gov. George V. Voinovich, a Republican. The program is scheduled to begin this fall.
The case pits the 2.2-million-member National Education Association, the 900,000-member …
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Publication information: Article title: Unions Go to Court to Stop Vouchers for Private Schools: Suit Focuses on Freedom of Religion. Contributors: Innerst, Carol - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: June 21, 1996. Page number: 8. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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