The Blaine Amendment refers to either a failed amendment to the U.S. Constitution or State Constitution or the actual constitutional provisions in 38 of the 50 state constitutions in the U.S. that FORBID direct government aid to educational institutions that have a religious affiliation.
If, therefore, the State provides a Support for Preachers of the Gospel, and they receive it in Consideration of their Services, they must certainly when they preach, act as Officers of the State and ought to be accountable thereto for their Conduct. . . .” Quoting the Virginia Declaration of Rights
So, if the Supreme Court of the U.S. has ruled our tax dollars can be used for Church and Private schools, and following the Virginia Delcaration of Rights, when a priest or a nun sexually abuses one of our children, we as parents should be able to INSIST that priest or nun is held accountable for their actions under the law the same as any civilian individual.
If any of the individual states choose to remove the Blaine Amendment from their Constitution, they should most certainly at the same time make it understood that the private and parochial schools receiving tax dollars are to supply statistic's to the state and its people regarding graduation rates, passing grades and all the same information regarding children in public schools to include charter schools.