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US Supreme Court to hear Maine religious school tuition case

A Maine rule allows families who live in towns that don’t have public schools to receive public tuition dollars for public or private schools.
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MAINE, USA — The U.S. Supreme Court has decided it will hear a case brought by families from Maine who want to use a state tuition program to send their children to religious schools. 

At the heart of the case is a Maine Department of Education rule that allows families who live in towns that don’t have public schools to receive public tuition dollars to send their children to the public or private school of their choosing. 

That program excludes religious schools. Families who want to send their children to Christian schools in Bangor and Waterville sued to try to change that. The high court said Friday it is taking the case.