Religious schools have no right to taxpayer money

Maine is being sued by parents for excluding religious schools from a tuition assistance program for students in communities without a public high school (“The Supreme Court Could Let Religious Schools Take Taxpayer Money. Former Students Say That’s a Mistake,” Time, Jan. 3).

In Carson v. Makin, the plaintiffs argue that Maine’s policy violates their constitutional right to exercise religion. That’s absurd.  They can exercise their right as long as it’s not supported by public funds. Their claim of religious discrimination is a stretch, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Supreme Court rules in their favor.

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