A Think Twice Review of:
Review of Religious Charter Schools: Legally Permissible? Constitutionally Required?
Think Twice - Jan 26, 2021
Publisher/Think Tank - Manhattan Institute
Author(s) - Nicole Stelle Garnett
The Manhattan Institute recently published a report concluding that the Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue requires states to grant charters to religious organizations, including those that intend to deliver an explicitly religious curriculum that teaches religion as truth.
Reviewer(s) - Derek Black, University of South Carolina School of Law
Derek Black of the University of South Carolina School of Law reviewed Religious Charter Schools: Legally Permissible? Constitutionally Required? He determined that the report is useful in identifying the key issues to be resolved regarding religious charter schools, but its conclusions lack an adequate foundation to guide states in policymaking.