Textbook-lending program challenged for refusing service to some
All students in New Mexico will have equal access to educational resources after the state Supreme Court struck down a textbook lending program’s refusal of service to religious schools.
The non-profit legal group Becket noted the ruling followed the precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court decision Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, which determined religious schools could cannot be made second-class citizens in state programs.
Moses v. Ruszkowski was brought against New Mexico to end the denial of state-approved textbooks and other materials if students attended a school with a religious affiliation.
WND reported a year ago that the state court was re-evaluating the case after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision.