The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a law that gives tax credits to some families for private school.
The court said the law does not violate restrictions on giving public funds to religious schools because the credits go to parents and to scholarship-program donors, not to schools.
The state Accountability Act offers income-tax credits to help parents pay for private school if their child is currently enrolled in a public school designated as failing. Individuals and corporations can also get tax credits for donations to scholarship programs that help families pay for private school.
A version of this article appeared in the March 18, 2015 edition of Education Week as Alabama Court Upholds School Choice Law