Thursday, February 1, 2007

No on HB 148, No to Vouchers: Constitutional Issues

Article X, Section 1. [Free nonsectarian schools.] The Legislature shall provide for the establishment and maintenance of the state's education systems including: (a) a public education system, which shall be open to all children of the state; and (b) a higher education system. Both systems shall be free from sectarian control.

It is almost certain that the program will be challenged in court, regardless of the merit of any such claims upon the above Utah Constitutional section or others. This bill makes no funding for legal defense, forcing it to be paid out of the general fund.

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