Wisconsin School Technology Subsidy Under Attack For Funding Parochial Schools’ Internet Connections

Cybertimes, November 18, 1998


A state-funded school technology subsidy program in Wisconsin is under attack in a lawsuit filed by a group protesting the funding of Internet connections in parochial schools. The lawsuit, filed in early November by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc., claims that state and federal laws mandating separation of church and state bar any such funding efforts by Wisconsin.

Educational Telecommunications Access, the Wisconsin program in question, is part of the state’s broader “Technology For Educational Achievement” (TEACH) initiative that was started last year and is similar to the federal E-rate program.

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