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.
Case Name: School Choice Wisconsin v. Carolyn Stanford Taylor
Type of Case: Good Government; School Choice
Court: Jefferson County Circuit Court
WILL sued the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) on behalf of a West Allis family, Heritage Christian Schools, and School Choice Wisconsin Action (SCWA), after the department adopted an illegal policy to block a family from enrolling in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) – the statewide voucher program.
Case Names: Michigan v. DeVos, Washington v. DeVos, NAACP v. DeVos
Type of Case: CARES Act relief for private schools
Court: Federal court
Case Name: Village of Mattoon v. Antigo School District
Type of Case: Education
Court: Shawano County Circuit Court
Case Number: 2019-CV-10
WILL filed an original action to the Wisconsin Supreme Court asking for a review of the Dane County health department’s order closing all schools, public and private, for grades 3-12.