New York City adds two Muslim holidays to public school calendar

Court applies Title VII religious institution exemption

School district gets boost in defending atheist lawsuit

Yes, Marquette’s plan to fire John McAdams is about free speech and academic freedom

South Carolina college denounces homosexuality after two volleyball players come out as gay

LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM? Housing for 15 alternative sexualities is OK, but men-only fraternities are not, Wesleyan University says

Why iChristianity will lose the culture war

Rejected as ‘discriminatory’ and shunned from campuses, Christian clubs struggle

Religious freedom bill for students sparks uproar

House votes to protect religious freedom in schools

Morals clause in Catholic schools roils Bay area

    The New York Times: Other church leaders, including those in Oakland, Calif., Cincinnati, Cleveland and Honolulu, have instituted similar teacher morality clauses with far less protest. In Oakland, three teachers quit rather than adhere to the rules. But in San Francisco, in addition to the petitions and protests, eight state legislators from the Bay Area have asked the archbishop to withdraw the clause as discriminatory. Two of them called for an investigation, accusing the archbishop of using religion “as a Trojan horse to deprive our fellow citizens of their basic civil rights.”


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Three senior faculty attack Notre Dame’s granting of benefits to same-sex couples

Teacher forced out for Facebook posting on religious objections to school billboard can sue

Forming partners among the ‘faith-based community’

1-parent families hurt kids, but what can we do?

Howard County school’s religious practices questioned

Marriage as a springboard to the middle class

    Ed Excellence: As I explain in Education Next, a more holistic approach would also take seriously what Isabel Sawhill and Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution call the “success sequence”: get at least a high school diploma, work full time, and wait till you are at least twenty-one and married before having children. They estimate that 98 percent of individuals who follow those three norms will not be poor, and almost three-quarters will be solidly middle class. On the flip side, three-quarters of young people who fail to follow any of those norms will be poor, and almost none will be middle class.


  • Posted: 02/27/2015
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How schools can strengthen families

School prayer back in focus of Pickens County School Board

Top university could remove tribute to Lord Carey after protest

US professor suspended for defending free speech

My women’s studies seminar

Bill would codify religious freedoms for schoolchildren

Lawmakers want probe of SF Catholic high schools

Christian ethos school challenges Education Secretary

EU to probe Christian schools after humanist complaint

San Francisco parents shocked to learn that Catholic Schools are Catholic (satire)

Debate over religion in schools, Common Core back again in Legislature

As storm brews, San Fran archbishop strikes back at school guideline critics

Wesleyan fraternity sues University after being forced to accept women

San Francisco archbishop rejects lawmakers’ criticism on morality clauses

Congratulating Wesleyan

Students speak up on free speech

School board: Student OK to say ‘God Bless America’

Atheist activists seek to stop Bible distribution in Oklahoma schools

Turkey’s atheists and religious minorities join forces to protest religious instruction in schools

Lawmakers urge archbishop to remove morality clauses

The many ways mothers’ education matters

The Stanford PhD who’s devoted his career to saving the unborn

Excluding “religious worship services” when government opens up property for public access

Religious freedom, again: Why the Supreme Court should take up the Bronx Household of Faith case

The University of Michigan’s tolerance problem

Professor: universities should treat students as children, limit their free speech

Connecticut board recommends homeschooled special needs children be monitored

Mississippi Senate rejects ‘Tim Tebow Act’ allowing homeschoolers to play school sports

‘Uncomfortable’ UK university students want Gideon Bibles removed from rooms

Study finds homeschoolers less likely to leave faith than public, private schooled kids

Group says teacher memorial at school violates First Amendment

‘God Bless America’ morning announcement at Florida school deemed a ‘Constitutional violation’ by atheist group; student forced to drop phrase

Atheist group threatens to sue Florida school over student’s “God Bless America” comment

Committee of the Kansas Board of Regents to study implications of same-sex marriage

‘Uncomfortable’ students call for ban on Bibles

School drops disclaimer requirement, settles lawsuit

S.F. archbishop’s morality clause at Catholic schools outrages many

Florida school board votes to ban Bibles over Satanists passing out coloring books

Middle school students given ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ puzzles

Student reprimanded for saying “God Bless America”

Humanists challenging school prayers want judge to decide without going to trial

Florida school board bans Bibles to prevent Satanic group from giving books to students

Arkansas bill defends Christmas greetings in schools

Bill to let college clubs pick leaders’ religion fails

From campus bullies to empty churches

Morality clauses alarm teachers at SF Catholic schools

Marquette moves to fire tenured conservative professor for blog post

Students opposed to ideological agenda shamed in classroom

‘Inappropriate’ Ofsted questioning of children revealed

Indiana Senate panel passes bill allowing Christmas in the classroom

Gordon College states its case

College freshmen are leaning away from religion

S.C. Republicans to colleges: Don’t interfere with with campus religious groups

High school senior wins case to keep ‘Under God’ in Pledge