Thursday, November 04, 2010
The Nonprofit Quarterly | @npquarterly | Law Said to Favor Religious Schools: "Now, this week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments about a state law that allows residents to receive tax credits for donations to intermediary nonprofits, which in turn, award scholarships that allow parents to send their children to private schools. At issue isn't whether public money can be applied to private education. Instead, it appears most School Tuition Organizations (STOs) that receive the donations primarily hand out scholarships to religious schools. Opponents say the law violates the Constitution because it allows the state to effectively funnel money to religious schools via a type of front organization."