Using the compelling interest standard, the Supreme Court held that a state could not require the children of some religious sects to attend high school.
Wisconsin’s compulsory school-attendance law required children to attend public or private schools until the age of sixteen. The Old Order Amish Church
By a 6-1 margin, the Supreme Court found that application of the law to Amish parents was prohibited by the free exercise clause of the First Amendment. Writing for the Court, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger
Boerne v. Flores
Employment Division, Department of Human Resources v. Smith
Religion, freedom of
Sherbert v. Verner