Supporters say it’s all private money.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is
trying to get a court to declare Arizona’s tuition-credit program
unconstitutional because it allows tuition scholarships to be used at
religious schools.

This is the fifth attempt by the ACLU and its allies to get School
Choice Arizona declared unconstitutional. The program, which helps
parents get their kids out of failing schools and creates competition
in education, is funded by private donors who get a tax credit for
supporting education.

“It’s private money all the way through,” said Gary McCaleb, an
attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund. “Because it affects taxation
in a very indirect fashion, they think that’s some sort of direct
funding of religion. There is simply no case law out there that agrees
with them.”

A trial court dismissed the ACLU’s allegation, but the group is back
shopping for another court that will be more amenable to its charges.
McCaleb has filed a motion to intervene on behalf of School Choice
Arizona.

Read More —  CitizenLink: ACLU Challenges Arizona Tuition Tax-Credit Program

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