Thursday, June 16, 2005

Florida's Supreme Court hears voucher challenge - Florida's Supreme Court hears voucher�challenge - Jun 8, 2005: "TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) -- The state Supreme Court took up the legality of the nation's first statewide school voucher program, with the justices focusing on how it's funded and the implications for religion.

Voucher opponents argued Tuesday that the program unconstitutionally diverts money from public to private schools, and that it violates the separation of church and state provision of the state constitution.

Under the law, students at public schools that earn a failing grade from the state in two out of four years are eligible for vouchers to attend private schools. More than half of the 700-plus voucher students choose religious schools."

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