School Choice Wisconsin Action and two schools are suing the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), challenging several of DPI’s rules which were not promulgated in compliance with statutory rulemaking procedures; and, which exceed the DPI’s authority as set forth in state law.
Wisconsin law permits school districts to discriminate against disabled students by refusing to permit them to open enroll into their district. WILL sued to stop this practice, which violates federal anti-discrimination law.
Nevada created an education savings account program to expand school choice. Predictably, teacher unions challenged the law as unconstitutional. WILL filed an amicus brief in support of the law, which the Nevada Supreme Court found did not unconstitutionally spend public funds for a religious purpose.
The Milwaukee Public School District refuses to transport children to private schools as it is required to do by state law. WILL sued to force the district to abide by its obligations.
WILL sued State Superintendent of Public Instruction Carolyn Stanford Taylor and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for their unfair, illegal treatment of private schools in Wisconsin’s choice programs. DPI denied private choice schools the opportunity to fully utilize online, virtual learning as part of classroom instruction.
The Montana Supreme Court struck down a popular scholarship tax credit program for violating its state constitution’s prohibition on providing any public funds, directly or indirectly, to religious institutions (private schools in this case). We filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case and rule that such “Blaine Amendments” in state constitutions are unconstitutional because they discrimination against religion.