Lawsuit Challenges Chapter 1 and 2 Aid To Church Schools
A group of parents in San Francisco has filed what lawyers say is the broadest challenge to date to the provision of Chapter 1 and 2 services to students in sectarian schools.
The parents charge that the federal remedial-education and block-grant laws' requirement that children in church-affiliated schools receive "equitable" services is, in and of itself, a violation of the First Amendment's ban on state establishment of religion.
Similar pending lawsuits in other states--and prior rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court--focus only on the constitutionality of the methods used to provide aid to...
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