dailycaller.com | 7/9/2018 | Staff
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A Puerto Rican judged ruled charter schools and educational vouchers as unconstitutional on the U.S. territory.

Superior Judge Iris Cancio Gonzalez said in his July 6 decision that “public schools cannot be granted to non-profit organizations or any other non-governmental agency; only to the University of Puerto Rico or the municipalities,” according to primerahora.com.

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Gonzales added in his ruling that private donations could inappropriately influence public schools in Puerto Rico, according to elnuevodia.com.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló signed a law in March allowing school choice options in Puerto Rico to fix the island’s school system after Hurricane Maria temporarily closed all public schools. The program wanted to implement charter schools in 10 percent of Puerto Rican schools and offer private school vouchers in the 2019-2020 school year.

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Gonzales mentioned the Supreme Court ruled on an issue similar to this in 1994, and the court viewed it as unconstitutional.

Ramón Rosario, the account secretary for the Puerto Rican government, stated that “it was unsurprising that such big changes...
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