Prediction: ACLU will fail to stop NV vouchers

Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

The American Civil Liberties Union is attacking a new school voucher program in Nevada. 

The ACLU alleges the education savings account vouchers, or ESAs, will be used to send children to faith-based schools, which it argues violates the state's constitution.

classroom scene 2Matt Frendeway of the American Federation for Children says the organization is confident the court will uphold the program.

Supreme courts at the state and federal level have already ruled that public money can follow a student to be used in math, science and other subjects, he says. 

"It isn't used and isn't utilized to pay for religious study," he tells OneNewsNow.

Frendeway says they were not at all surprised by the lawsuit, because there are always opponents who oppose parents and their children receiving better options for their education.

Nevada becomes the fourth state in the nation to adopt the increasingly popular ESA programs that pay for a student's tuition at the school of their parents' choosing or for courses not offered in a traditional school.

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