Supreme Court lifts ban on state aid to religious schoolingStates can't cut religious schools out of programs that send public money to private education, a divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The Montana Supreme Court had struck down the K-12 private education scholarship program that was created by the Legislature in 2015 to make donors eligible for up to $150 in state tax credits. The state court had ruled that the tax credit violated the Montana constitution’s ban on state aid to religious schools.