Families Stand to Benefit from Supreme Court Rulings Today

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Georgia Supreme Court released decisions that impact the landscape of educational choice. The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, released the following statement.

Statement from Greg Brock, Executive Director for the American Federation for Children:

“We were pleased to see that the U.S. Supreme Court rightly held that the government cannot deny a neutral benefit to an entity simply because the entity is a church. We fully expect to see governors and legislatures have renewed discussions about school choice programs in their states in light of this momentous decision from the Supreme Court, and it is incredibly¬†encouraging for families across the country that are demanding access to more educational options for their children. We hope to see future court cases address the broader issue at hand and, hopefully, strike down these discriminatory Blaine Amendments which deny far too many families the widest array of educational options for their children.

“We were also pleased to see Georgia’s Supreme Court affirm previous lower-court rulings dismissing the lawsuit against the tax credit scholarship program, noting that a case can’t be brought against a system for incentivizing charitable contributions from private individuals. This is a win for families in Georgia who are sending their children to schools of their choice – and for the many more who stand to benefit from those options in the future.”