Vouch for it?

Vouchers and religious schools

The founder of this magazine, Charles Clayton Morrison, was fiercely opposed to any form of government support for parochial schools. No doubt he would have been distressed by last month’s decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which ruled that tax money can be used to send poor children in Milwaukee to religious schools. Morrison, who was editor of the Century until 1948, was a strict separationist on church-state issues, and he thought any scheme that allowed tax dollars to find their way into the coffers of religious schools (he was mostly worried about tax money going to Catholic schools) undermined religious liberty and violated the “no establishment of religion” clause of the First Amendment.


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