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Great Conversations: Public Bucks for Private Schools


In 2015 the Legislature created a tax-credit program directing money to private religious schools, setting Montana on a path to the US Supreme Court in the pending case Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue.

Helena loves its public schools and there is no better example of this passion than the Helena Education Foundation, which works to enhance the experiences of students and teachers in local public schools. One of my favorite events put on by the Helena Education Foundation every year is Great Conversations.


I am particularly excited about one of the tables this year:


Public Bucks for Private Schools. The 1972 Montana Constitution prohibits the appropriation of public money for private, sectarian education. In 2015 the Legislature created a tax-credit program directing money to private religious schools, setting Montana on a path to the US Supreme Court in the pending case Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. Join Helena attorney Jonathan McDonald to explore how Montana ended up in the center of a fight about educational funding that has been brewing for 200 years.


Great Conversations is Wednesday, November 20 at the Great Northern Hotel in Helena. Registration for this event is now open.


Click here to register or learn more.

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