School Choice and the Law

In 2009, the Journal of School Choice presented a special issue on school choice and the law, guest edited by Institute for Justice Director of Strategic Research Dick Carpenter. In this introduction, Carpenter explains that much of the legal battleground over the constitutionality of school choice programs has shifted to interpretations of state constitutions, and in particular provisions regarding funding of religious institutions. He presents contributions to the Journal by IJ attorneys and long-time school choice litigators Richard Komer and Tim Keller as unique perspectives for social scientists studying school choice.


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