Maddaus discusses lawsuit potentially impacting school choice with Press Herald
John Maddaus, an associate professor emeritus of education at the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, spoke with the Portland Press Herald about the possible implications of a lawsuit from Maine on school choice nationwide. The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a legal challenge to a Maine law that prohibits using public funds to pay the costs for attending religious schools. According to the Press Herald, “Maine allows students in towns with no public high schools to put taxpayer money toward the cost of an outside school, public or private. But the law bars them from using those funds at religious schools. The families who filed this lawsuit want to do away with that rule.” “The implications are national in scope,” Maddaus said. Yahoo! News shared the Press Herald article. Maddaus also discussed the case recently with Education Week.