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Supreme Court Frees States to Expand Educational Options for Underserved

Statement by Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of ExcelinEd, on today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.

“For years, the archaic obstacle of Blaine Amendments has kept thousands of students and families away from the opportunity to attend schools other than those assigned to them solely by where they live.

“Today’s Supreme Court decision liberates states to expand educational options for the underserved, giving families the freedom to find the best fit for their children.

“Yet success is never final. We cannot rest until every child has equal access to a quality education–one that fits their individual needs and equips them to succeed in school, in careers and in life.”

ExcelinEd joined the Center for Education Reform and others in filing an amicus brief in support of Ms. Espinoza and other Petitioners.

Learn more about Blaine Amendments and their impact. Read ExcelinEd’s analysis of how states differ in their interpretations of these amendments.