Liberty Justice Center's School Choice Cases: Helping Students Thrive

School Choice

School choice

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

The Issue at a Glance: Helping students thrive

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.

Our Victories

A Montana provision barred students using state-supported scholarships from enrolling in religious schools. Our amicus brief for this case was mentioned as key to the U.S. Supreme Court successfully striking down this provision in June 2020.

In February 2021, Chicago Teachers Union agreed to resume in-person instruction in the city’s public schools, citing our threat on behalf of parents that the union would face legal repercussions should they refuse to resume. We had similar successes in Idaho.

What’s Next?

The Espinoza ruling has not opened up school choice for everyone. In Tennessee, South Carolina, and North Carolina, politicians and union-like organizations seek to prevent or halt scholarship programs for children from low-income families.

Attorneys from the Liberty Justice Center are representing school leaders and families to protect these critical programs.

Helping you do what’s best for your children

We’re working across America to help families access the education they deserve. Join the fight


Mother’s lawsuit forces South Carolina school district to open in-person learning to all students

To schedule an interview, contact Kristen Williamson at or 773-809-4403. CHARLESTON, S.C. (May 25, 2021) — All students in Berkeley County, South Carolina public schools now have access to in-person learning after a mother’s lawsuit forced the school district to comply with state law. Brigette Herbst sued the district after two of her children were stuck


Burying the bigotry of South Carolina’s Blaine amendment – The Hill

A recently filed lawsuit could make South Carolina the second state in the nation to be forced to stop using vestiges of 19th century bigotry, in the form of the Blaine Amendments, to block 21st century education reform.


South Carolina school district sued for denying in-person education required by state law

In Herbst v. Berkeley County School District, the Liberty Justice Center is seeking to ensure all students have equal access to in-person education in accordance with South Carolina state law.


SC private schools urge judge to help move state from ‘mistakes of its past’ – The Post and Courier

Private schools suing the state for access to millions of dollars in public funds urged a federal judge to help South Carolina move beyond the “mistakes of its past” by forcing the distribution of the money to dozens of independent schools.


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