Amidst the demonstrations that exploded across the nation following the horrific death of George Floyd, lost on most Americans concerned about public education was the recent decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. The Supreme Court struck down what are known as “Blaine Amendments”, state laws that discriminate against private religious schools seeking public funds that otherwise are made available to non-religious private schools. California’s Blaine Amendment said that: “No public money shall ever be appropriated for the support of any sectarian or denominational school….” (California Const. Art. IX, § 8) Yet as the Court in Espinoza has now ruled:

The “supreme law of the land condemns discrimination against religious schools and the familes whose children attend them.” “What benefits the government decides to give, whether meager or munificent, it must give without discrimination against religious conduct.” Read More here