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Blaine’s Wake: School Choice, the First Amendment, and State Constitutional Law

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Publication Date: June 1998

Publisher(s): Furman Center for Real Estate

Author(s): Joseph P. Viteritti

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Education (Schools)

Keywords: Schools; Community and Economic Development

Type: Article


Focuses on the issue of school choice, while giving an explanation on the awkward position in which the United States federalism has placed on the ideal of religious freedom. Details on the history of the Blaine Amendment; Role of the court in determining the status of school choice in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Vermont; Review of the federal case law related to school choice.