The MSU-Detroit College of Law held a forum earlier this week to discuss Proposal 1 - which, if approved, would grant parents with children in faltering school districts vouchers to send their children to nonpublic schools.
Voters will decide whether to support the state ballot proposal in Novembers general election.
Sponsored by the Law Review of DCL, the forum focused on the legal and constitutional ramifications of the proposal, specifically whether it would be a violation of the separation of church and state if the voucher was used to send a student to a religious private school.
Dissenters insist the proposal is unconstitutional because it takes public tax dollars and invests them in private, and potentially religious, schools.
The proposal would grant vouchers to parents with children attending school districts where graduation rates are less than two-thirds.
This is about exploring significant issues in education, said Peter Koulik, co-chairperson of Wednesdays voucher forum and note and comment editor for the Law Review.
The Law Review is a student-edited academic publication dedicated to the advancement of discussion on timely legal issues.