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Court Blocks State from Using Public Funds for Private Schools

Aug 03, 2017

AFT of Michigan

The Michigan Court of Claims has issued an injunction prohibiting the state from spending public money for private schools. The request for an injunction was filed by the Council Against Parochaid (CAP), the ACLU of Michigan, public education leaders and parent groups from across Michigan. AFT Michigan and the MEA are supporting the work of CAP on this law suit.

According to the ACLU, “Judge Cynthia Diane Stephens' opinion follows a request by the plaintiffs in CAP v. Michigan to extend a preliminary injunction to prevent the state from implementing a law passed by the legislature last year that would divert $2.5 million in public funding to private schools. Without the injunction, the state was scheduled to distribute the funds by August 15.”