DOJ vs. School Choice

Jason Bedrick comments on the DOJ going after private schools in WI, requiring them to comply with Title II in mandating the education of those with disabilities:

The DOJ’s overreach may be unsurprising in light of other recent scandals, but it also sets a terrible precedent. Parents choosing to use their vouchers at private educational institutions do not render those institutions “government contractors” any more than grocery stores become “government contractors” when citizens use their EBT cards to purchase food there. The Obama administration’s unlawful and misguided attempt to hamper school choice programs with additional red tape should be vigorously resisted.

via DOJ vs. School Choice | Cato Institute.

This is an interesting case, but seems like the argument that the private schools are essentially government contractors is problematic on certain levels.

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