Supreme Court OKs Funds in Schools Case
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that allows use of federal funds in placing young teachers in religious schools.
Lawyers for the American Jewish Congress had alleged that the federal AmeriCorps grant program crossed the line between church and state by paying $4,725 in financial aid to teachers in some of the nation's neediest secular and religious schools.
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They had urged the justices to use the case to reinforce "crucially important constitutional limits of government sponsorship and funding of religious indoctrination." The court declined, without comment.