A legal analysis of issues related to educational vouchers and public funds for private elementary and secondary schools

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Charles Candler McConnell (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: For over 340 years public financial support for religious and secondary schools has been ever present in American political and religious life . Public tax monies, tax credits, and other types of public fund assistance for non-public schools was part of the American settler’s European religious heritage. However, educational vouchers, as such, were never part of either European religious heritage or early American history. The purpose of this study was to describe the extent to which a public funded voucher legislative enactment could be challenged and litigated and the constitutional reasons for litigation. Predicated upon Supreme Court tax credit  and other school finance decisions, especially y the 1983 Mueller decision as an analogy, this study developed a framework spelling out constitutional elements, i .e., voucher legislative properties versus constitutionality of voucher legislation-- that must be resolved before a voucher legislative enactment would satisfy constitutional muster. 

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Language: English
Date: 1990
Private schools $x Finance
Private schools $x Law and legislation

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