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High Court Case Tests Religious Schools’ Use of Tax-Credit Scholarships

A national debate that has simmered for 200 years—whether public funds may go to the coffers of religious schools—is set to take center stage at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that originated in this small Montana city over a state tax credit for donations to groups providing private school scholarships.

The dispute, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue (Case No. 18-1195), which will be argued in the term that starts Oct. 7, is potentially the most significant high court case for K-12 education in years.

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