A West Virginia judge struck down a school voucher law. The Hope Scholarship voucher program would have been one of the most far-reaching school choice programs in the country,
Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Joanna Tabit ruled that the Hope Scholarship voucher program, which would have been one of the most far-reaching school choice programs in the country, violates the state's constitutional mandate to provide "a thorough and efficient system of free schools."
Passed by the GOP-controlled state Legislature and signed by Republican Gov. Jim Justice last year, the law allows families to apply for state funding to support private school tuition, homeschooling fees and a wide range of other expenses.