FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2022
Logan Elizabeth Padgett
STATEMENT FROM THE JAMES MADISON INSTITUTE ON THE CARSON V. MAKIN SCOTUS DECISION
The James Madison Institute applauds today’s 6-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court affirming the right of parents to use per-pupil funds for their children at K-12 schools that offer religious instruction.
The court rightly held that states cannot discriminate against parents wanting religious instruction for their children. The timing of this decision is particularly apt for all of us who live in Florida; for in three weeks, we will celebrate the unveiling of a new statue in the U.S. Capitol, honoring legendary educator Mary McLeod Bethune, who founded a faith-based private school for African-American girls in Daytona Beach that grew into what is today Bethune-Cookman University.
“This decision is a step towards ensuring that students are able to receive a quality education of their choosing. Parents understand, more than anyone, the type of education their child would benefit most from – whether private or public, secular or religious.” – William Mattox, Director of the J. Stanley Marshall Center for Educational Options, The James Madison Institute