Nevada ESA’s Upheld, Sort Of

The Nevada Supreme Court has issued a mixed ruling on the state’s controversial Education Savings Account program. The court upheld the constitutionality of the basic idea, that the state can send funds to parents for educational choice, even if the money is spent at a religious school, but ruled against taking the funds from the Distributive School Account, suggesting the legislature could create a funding mechanism separate from that, to fund the vouchers. That means the program remains in limbo, and is headed back to lower courts. Attorney General Adam Laxalt suggests this is an easy fix, but other supporters say the courts “Indefinite injunction” against it is a defeat for school choice.