School choice

Nobody should stop you from sending your child to the school that’s best suited to your family.

About the issue

Every child deserves a high-quality education, no matter how much money their parents make. School choice programs open the doors of opportunity for children to experience the transformative power of learning right here, right now. The Liberty Justice Center represents parents and reform advocates in legal cases that expand educational freedom. We work to ensure every child has access to a great education and can attend a school that is the right fit for them and regularly represent families across the country who face obstacles to exercising educational choice.

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Liberty Justice Center has helped students in Arizona access scholarships and is defending a new program in Tennessee. The Center is supporting a case in the Supreme Court to ensure that parents are the decision makers when it comes to their children’s education.

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Liberty Justice Center attorneys applaud U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to protect school choice

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an historic ruling in support of school choice and the First Amendment. In Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, the Court reversed the Montana Supreme Court’s decision and ruled that students should be allowed to use state-supported scholarships to enroll in religious schools.


Liberty Justice Center attorneys committed to defending scholarships for low-income students

“The ESA program is urgently needed to help low-income Tennessee students escape failing schools and access better education opportunities,” said Brian Kelsey, senior attorney at the Liberty Justice Center. “We plan on making this argument in the Court of Appeals on August 5, and we are hopeful that the court will side with parents and school leaders.”


Chalkbeat: Tennessee Asks State Supreme Court to Take Over School Voucher Case in Race to Launch this Year

The state attorney general on Thursday asked the Tennessee Supreme Court to step in and lift orders by two lower courts that prevent the state from moving forward with its education savings account program. The state filed several motions in its race to launch the controversial voucher program for the upcoming school year as it


AP: Tennessee Voucher Program Continues to be Blocked

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee won’t be able to implement a contentious school voucher program while the state continues to fight back constitutional challenges over the law that would allow parents to use public tax dollars on private school tuition, according to a ruling issued Tuesday. The latest decision from the Tennessee Court of Appeals


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