CPR Joins Amicus Brief Detailing How School Voucher and Tax Credit Programs Harm Students with Disabilities

November 18, 2019

The Center for Public Representation joined a coalition of disability, education, and other civil rights groups in an amicus brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, asking the Court to affirm the decision of the Montana Supreme Court, which invalidated Montana’s private school tax-credit scholarship program. The brief asserts that private school voucher and tax credit programs, like Montana’s program at issue, harm students with disabilities because the private schools they are using those vouchers and tax credits to attend are not required to provide the same protections and services to students with disabilities that are required of public schools.

Oral arguments in the case are set for January 22, 2020. We will keep you updated on the case as it progresses. For more information on CPR’s education work, click here.