Law: A Green Light, with Conditions

The Justices okay tax aid for parochial school education

One of the dearly held goals of the Reagan Administration has been to provide financial relief for parents sending children to private schools. But even the plan's most fervent supporters have worried that it might not withstand a constitutional challenge. Though the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld laws permitting states to provide secular textbooks to both private and public schools and to pay for transporting students to private as well as public academies, it has regularly struck down other forms of aid. Reason: since so...

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