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

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.

The Facts

Helping students thrive

In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue that parents can use publicly funded vouchers to send their children to religious-based institutions. Justice Alito’s agreement with the decision mentioned the argument made by Liberty Justice Center in its amicus brief filed on behalf of the American Federation for Children.

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

Resources

Madison teachers union faces lawsuit over planned illegal “sick out”

Attorneys at the Liberty Justice Center and Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) are warning Madison Teachers Inc. that they face legal repercussions if they move forward with an illegal sick out on Monday.

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Parents shouldn’t have to do this – LJC Blog

A group of Vermont parents are suing the state and local school districts over unequal access to education under the state’s 150-year-old Town Tuitioning system. The parents say the program violates the state constitution by allowing children residing in certain school districts to attend the school of their choice and denying the same right to others.

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Liberty Justice Center President Pat Hughes appears on Fox News to talk Chicago Public Schools

A group of Vermont parents are suing the state and local school districts over unequal access to education under the state’s 150-year-old Town Tuitioning system. The parents say the program violates the state constitution by allowing children residing in certain school districts to attend the school of their choice and denying the same right to others.

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TN Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal of governor’s school voucher program – News4 Nashville

The Tennessee Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal on the constitutionality of Gov. Bill Lee’s Education Savings Account pilot program to provide low-income students in Nashville and Memphis with a $7,000 scholarship to attend the school of their choice.

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