Court refuses to question students’ constitutional rights | One News Now

Come Out and Celebrate? At Notre Dame | Michael Bradley at Public Discourse

Scotland: School allows boy to dress as a girl – against mum’s wishes

500 employees oppose end of abortion coverage at California Jesuit college

Christmas Victory for Wis. High School Choir | CBN

Court approval remains behind student prayers | One News Now

9th Circuit Considers Calif. School’s May 5 U.S. Flag Ban

School Choir’s Right to Sing Christmas Carols Restored in Wisconsin | Christian Post

Wisconsin school district regains its Christmas spirit | World Magazine

High School Music Director’s Battle Over His District’s Crackdown On Religious-themed Music Takes A Turn | The Blaze

Faith and (Dorm) Life | Gerard Bradley at Public Discourse

Louisiana Education Voucher Program Brings Greater Integration

Public Outcry Restores Christmas Carols at Holiday Concerts | Gateway Pundit

The Deafening Sound of Silence | Jeremy Tedesco at Speak Up Movement

In The Future, Law School Tuition Will Be Absolutely Terrifying

WA: Students suspended for wearing Confederate flags to protest gay rainbow flag

Pro-life campus display defaced at Northern Kentucky University – again

Neb. Principal Stops Pledge of Allegiance to Remind Kids of Gov’t Shutdown

Troy responds to Freedom From Religion Foundation’s claim of illegal dorm

Religion in school could be hot topic in Utah Legislature

School Choir’s Right to Sing Christmas Carols Restored in Wisconsin | Christian Post

Conservative student paper wins final legal battle with college | World Magazine

Under pressure school district restores censored Christmas carols

New Blog Airs Law Schools’ Laundry: Deans aim for tough look at legal education.

Student solidarity with silenced babies on firm legal ground | Alliance Defending Freedom

Public outcry restores censored Christmas carols | Alliance Defending Freedom

Atheists Sling False Accusations Against Hawaii Church | Charisma News

Christian Legal Group Tackles ACLU’s Criticism of Student-Led Prayers at School Football Games | ChristianNews.net

Defending Hawaiian churches against atheists’ accusations | One News Now

Churches seek to dismiss state school fees suit | Honolulu Star Advertiser (AP)

Tens of Thousands of Students Turn Out for ‘Fields of Faith’ Events Nationwide

Wisconsin School Board Backs Away From Sacred Music Rule After Outcry | Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

Hawaii churches target suit on school rental fees | Education Week

Pro-separation, pro-religious freedom groups lobby School Board | Wausau Daily Herald

Churches sued for paying rent to schools | WorldNetDaily

Churches seek to dismiss state school fees suit | Honolulu Star Advertiser (AP)

Hawaii churches ask court to dismiss atheists’ baseless lawsuit | Hawaii Reporter

Wausau School District threatened with lawsuit over music policy | WSAU

Letter: Tenn. student-led game-day prayers constitutional

Parents Rise Up for New York’s Charter Schools

OH: ACLU showed little regard for kids in Jackson

Tenn. GOP urges school districts to ignore ACLU letter on prayer

Hawaii churches ask court to dismiss atheists’ baseless lawsuit | Alliance Defending Freedom

“Diversity Officer Sues Gallaudet U. Over Gay Marriage Petition Suspension”

Advocacy groups weigh in on Wausau Schools music issues

    WSAU.com: Rory Gray from the Alliance Defending Freedom says they support defend religious liberty, right to life, and marriage and family issues. Gray says a Wausau parent contacted them. “We were actually contacted by a mother who’s opposed to the new policy, and we were also called by the Family Policy Council in Wisconsin about this issue to get some legal advice, and so we decided to send a letter to the school board why the new practice is really not a good idea and is completely unnecessary.” He says schools across America play religious music in their curriculum, because it’s part of culture and history, and because many great works of music had religious themes. “Courts have uniformly approved having those in public schools, so we were rather concerned and confused as to why the district thought that was an issue.”


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Can Public Elementary School Require Students to Wear Shirts With Mottoes?

Arizona’s Education Savings Accounts

Are Anti-Bullying Programs Having An Opposite Effect?

Of Pledges And Proclamations: Protecting Public Expressions Of Faith | Alan Sears

Students free to exercise religious liberty on ‘Fields of Faith’ | Alliance Defending Freedom

TN Atheists: Merely inviting pastor to school should have been red flag

Tree of Life lawsuit sent back to U.S. district court | ThisWeekNews.com

Prayer at Football Games Warning Issued by ACLU to Tenn. Schools | Christian Post

Elementary school in Montgomery County cancels Halloween on religious grounds

    ABC: “Some holidays, like Halloween, that some see as secular, are viewed by others as having religious overtones. The district must always be mindful of the sensitivity of all the members of the community with regard to holidays and celebrations of a religious, cultural or secular nature. The United States Supreme Court has ruled that school districts may not endorse, prefer, favor, promote or advance any religious beliefs….”


  • Posted: 10/09/2013
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Jesuit campus waffles on abortion coverage

Transforming America’s Schools into Authoritarian Instruments of Compliance | John Whitehead at Rutherford Institute

    John Whitehead at Rutherford Institute: We are living in an era where every personal decision, such as where to work, where to shop, where to play, who to love, who to befriend, who to worship, what to believe, and what to say, is open to scrutiny by government officials and corporate managers. It’s a poisonous mentality for those hoping to preserve democracy, and it’s being foisted upon our children, whether in the form of bureaucrats fashioning one-size-fits-all educational standards, or police officers investigating innocent activities such as children playing in the street as possible crimes. This situation will only get worse as our children are taught to accept the police state as normal.


  • Posted: 10/08/2013
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U.S. Justice Kennedy visits Penn law school

Vouchers Can Help Kids and Big-City Politicians

First Amendment Does Not Protect Diocese From Discovery Request

US Adults Score Below Average On Worldwide Test

Duke panel will dissect abortion legislation

ME: ACLU seeks apology from Biddeford schools

Supreme Court lets victory for free speech at OSU stand | Alliance Defending Freedom

Speaking of the Scalia Interview… Three Originalists on the Harvard Faculty?

Number of Female Harvard Law Review Editors Nearly Doubled in First Gender-Based Affirmative Action Cycle

WI: Wausau schools to limit religious music

Abortion Vote Exposes Rift at a Catholic University

Ohio School to pay ACLU nearly six figures for Jesus portrait

Alabama: The Religious Dorm at the Public University

Atheism And Creationism Course Content Sparks Holy War At Public University

ACLU sends letter to TN schools re: prayer in football programs

Tree of Life school wins appeal against Upper Arlington | Menafn.com