A federal judge has ruled the nation's largest school voucher program constitutional, rejecting every legal claim brought against it, including the argument it represents state funding of religion.
Judge Michael Keele ruled in Meredith v. Daniels that Indiana's School Choice Scholarship program doesn't unconstitutionally fund religion because it doesn't directly fund parochial schools. Instead, it gives vouchers to parents, who then choose where to take them.
“Today’s ruling is a resounding win for Indiana parents and students, and a major defeat for school choice opponents,” said Bert Gall, an Institute for Justice attorney representing two voucher recipient families. “The court’s well-reasoned d