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Louisiana Supreme Court strikes down state's school voucher law


The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that the state's method of funding its school voucher program is unconstitutional. The New Orleans Times-Picayune says the judges decided that the state's per-pupil allocation must go to public schools. The voucher program diverts money from each student's per-pupil allocation to cover the cost of private or parochial school tuition. The court says the state constitution states in "clear, specific and unambiguous language" that the funds cannot be diverted to nonpublic schools or other nonpublic course providers.

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