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Students to Decide Supreme  Court Case!

Do taxpayers have to fund religious education? In Carson v. Makin there may be major implications for the historic principle of church-state separation. Some Maine parents claim that the Constitution’s promise of religious freedom actually requires the state to fund religious education at private schools with taxpayer dollars — as a substitute for public education. Some areas of Maine are too rural to maintain traditional public schools. To meet its obligation under the state constitution to provide a public education to all students in the state, Maine offers public education through neighboring public schools or nearby secular private schools in these rural areas. But the parents argue that this program must fund religious education as well. What do you think?

You(th) Decide allows students to learn about this case from law students and legal scholars and then decide the case as Justices of the United States Supreme Court.

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