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Court Upholds Vouchers for Special-Needs Students

By The Associated Press — February 23, 2016 1 min read
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The Oklahoma Supreme Court last week ruled that a scholarship program that allows public money to be used to send students with certain disabilities to private schools is constitutional.

Opponents of the voucher program had argued that the law violates a constitutional prohibition on the use of public money to benefit any church or system of religion.

Republican state Rep. Jason Nelson, who wrote the law, says at least 400 Oklahoma students have qualified for the program.

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A version of this article appeared in the February 24, 2016 edition of Education Week

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