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Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Ind. Decisions - More on: Court says activity fee amounts to tuition. Shouldn't the same view apply to book rentals?

It must be some kind of news cycle that caused there to be a number of editorials so far this week on the Evansville school fees decision that was issued by the Supreme Court the end of March. Earlier today I posted this entry, including an editorial from the Evansville Courier& Press.

Rep. Ryan Dvorak took note today of a South Bend Tribune editorial, titled "Textbook rental amounts to tuition, too: Court should have chance to rule rental fees unconstitutional," that begins:

So just what should an Indiana Supreme Court justice be expected to do for his public service pay? Answer the hard questions? Or just the easy ones?

It seems to us that the court took the easy way out with its ruling on Nagy v. Evansville-Vanderburgh County School Corp. The justices settled the specific matter regarding the constitutionality of student services fees. But they punted the question of textbook rental fees back to the Indiana General Assembly -- even though legislators long have ducked the state's duty to fully fund textbooks for public school students.

Now I have come across another editorial, this one from the Marion Chronicle Tribune headed "Textbook rental amounts to tuition, too: Court should have chance to rule rental fees unconstitutional."

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 11, 2006 07:23 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions