Supreme Court OKs use of public money for religious education

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that state programs providing money for public school tuition cannot exclude schools that offer religious instruction.

The decision relaxed long-standing restrictions on using taxpayer money to pay for religious education, further lowering the wall of separation between church and state. 

Justice Sonia Sotomayor said in a separate dissent that she feared the court’s earlier decisions were “leading us to a place where separation of church and state is a constitutional slogan, not a constitutional commitment. Today, the Court leads us to a place where separation of church and state becomes a constitutional violation.”

Supreme Court OKs use of public money for religious education