Michael Q. McShane

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on Wednesday in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer. The case involves Trinity Lutheran’s application to a state (Missouri) program that reimburses organizations for the purchase of recycled tires that are used to resurface playgrounds like the one at Trinity Lutheran's school. But the church's application was rejected on the grounds that Missouri’s Blaine Amendment does not allow the state to provide support to religious institutions. Click above to watch the video; Show-Me Institute Director of Education Policy Michael McShane's essay on the case is available here.

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Michael McShane
Mike McShane is the Director of Education Policy for the Show-Me Institute. He is a former high school teacher and earned his PhD in Education Policy at the University of Arkansas. Before coming to the Show-Me Institute, Mike worked at the American Enterprise Institute as a research fellow.