COURT OKAYS AID TO PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS LEAGUE FILED AMICUS BRIEF IN SUCCESSFUL CASE
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that taxpayer money could be used to buy computers and other instructional aids for private and parochial schools.
Catholic League president William Donohue commented as follows:
“The news that parochial schools cannot be discriminated against in the distribution of public funds for computer technology does not sit well with those who favor such discrimination. And this is precisely why People for the American Way, the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State are going off the deep end. Their unyielding hostility to any state accommodation of religion, as well as to any public expression of religion, accounts for their ballistic response to today’s ruling.
“Given the crazy quilt judicial decisions in this area—to wit, parochial schools can get public funds for textbooks but not maps—it is high time the high court brought some sanity to this issue. It is the hope of the Catholic League that those who favor school vouchers will use this decision to promote school choice. Then we can finally end this class warfare of making the poor pay for schools they expressly reject while the Bill Clintons and Jesse Jacksons of this world can afford to bypass such schools altogether.”