Why the lawsuit challenging Utah’s education choice program is on weak footing

Written by Defending Ideas

June 18, 2024

A new lawsuit is threatening to take away Utah’s education choice program. But is the challenge on solid legal footing?

On this episode, we examine the constitutional claims of the Utah Education Association’s new lawsuit against the Utah Fits All scholarship program.

Two Sutherland Institute scholars – Education Policy Fellow Christine Cooke Fairbanks and Constitutional Law and Religious Freedom Fellow Bill Duncan – join the show to offer a robust defense of the constitutionality and policy merits of Utah Fits All.

Host Nic Dunn also talks with a Utah mom of four whose family is among the recipients of this scholarship. She describes how her family is counting on these funds to help customize and enhance education for her kids.

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