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.

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

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Liberty Justice Center appeals ruling to block scholarship for low-income students to the Tennessee Supreme Court

Attorneys from the Liberty Justice Center are asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to overturn a decision to block a critical scholarship program for low-income students. Opponents of the Education Savings Account (ESA) Pilot Program have stalled its implementation and blocked scholarships for up to 5,000 students from low-income families in Nashville and Memphis.

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Idaho teachers union vows not to strike again in response to parents’ lawsuit filed after mass “sick out”

Idaho’s largest teachers union has vowed not to shut down schools again a month after waging an illegal strike that forced 40,000 kids to stay home unexpectedly. The union’s promise comes after a group of parents sued the teachers union for illegally shutting down schools by calling into work sick en masse.

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Lawsuit claims West Ada teachers’ organized ‘sick-out’ was an illegal strike – KTVB

As the West Ada School District announced it would reopen on Wednesday, a group of parents filed a lawsuit arguing this week’s “sick out” was an illegal union strike, and that the teachers union cannot use the threat of another work stoppage to force the district to meet its demands.

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Liberty Justice Center represents North Carolina General Assembly in fight to protect scholarships for low-income students

Attorneys from the Liberty Justice Center are representing the North Carolina General Assembly in a legal fight to protect a scholarship program that provides educational opportunities for thousands of low-income students.

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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

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