Montana school choice case about a quality education for all

January 26, 2016 | By WENCONG FA

PLF is representing parents and schools in a lawsuit for school choice in the state of Montana. The case is extremely important to us. That’s why we’ve talked about it time and time again on this blog, and quite a few more times in the media.

There is no denying that a large portion of the case has to do with religious liberty. The Department of Revenue rule forbidding students from using private scholarship money at religious schools is wrong. Religious discrimination, like racial discrimination, is plainly unconstitutional.

But the case is also about providing every student with the opportunity to go to a top-tier school. As I stated in my testimony to the Department last November, many parents choose to send their children to religious schools for secular reasons. Parents want to send their kids to schools, like Valley Christian in Montana, that consistently produce top results for students.

Competition works. And that’s what we’re fighting for in school choice cases across the country: a better education for students.