4 Important Facts To Know About the Supreme Court’s Ruling on School Tuition Organizations
Since the decision, commentary on the Court’s ruling has ranged from the seminal “Brown v. Board of Education decision being overturned” to “one of the worst judicial decisions ever” to “taxpayers not being able to sue at all.” Are all of these comments true or false? Below are 4 facts about the recent ruling relative to the aforementioned case.
1. The Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka ruling was not overturned. The Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn decision did not quietly or covertly reverse the landmark 1954 ruling that “separate but equal” schools for blacks and whites were unconstitutional per the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The practice of de jure racial segregation in public or private schools was not a component of the Arizona case. Again, Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn was primarily focused on whether it was constitutionally permissible for private organizations to provide aid to private and religious schools.