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 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 |

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 |

McGuffey’s No. 1 School Text: Religion not merely a private affair, social order rests on it | Investor’s Business Daily

Florida House speaker wrong on school prayer | Tampa Bay Times Editorial

Cumberland Co. Bd. of Ed. oks ACLU settlement over Gideons

Public Schools “Celebrating” LGBT History Month

    Liberty Counsel: What are your kids studying in school today? Public schools from California to Florida are celebrating LGBT History Month, where they highlight a homosexual or lesbian each day. Today, America’s school children are learning about Edward-turned-Gwen Araujo, who was intimate with men who allegedly beat him when they discovered that he was not a woman.

  • Posted: 10/03/2013
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ACLU eyes district wide prayer event at Richmond schools

Pennsylvania to re-think rule allowing students to play on opposite-gender sports teams

Suit Challenges Kansas’ Adoption of National Science Standards

Newman Society, Catholic Employers Represented in Lawsuit to Halt HHS Mandate | Aleteia

Four Christian universities refuse to ‘support access to abortion, which destroys human life’: Attys

Students gather at flagpoles for prayer

    Baptist Press: The Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal ministry that “advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith”, has made available a memo explaining students’ First Amendment rights to participate in the event. “Christian students should not be prevented from peacefully expressing their beliefs outside of class time. They don’t abandon their constitutional freedoms at the schoolhouse gate,” ADF Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco said in a release announcing the memo’s availability. “The First Amendment protects freedom of speech for all students, regardless of the students’ religious or political beliefs.” . . . he First Amendment protects students’ freedom to engage in the event’s prayer and worship, ADF Legal Counsel Matt Sharp said in the release. “Public school officials who say otherwise are misinformed,” he said. “We hope our legal memo clarifies the freedom of students to hold and participate in this event.” To view the ADF memo, visit:

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State universities dole out medically inaccurate, biased advice on homosexuality: Investigation

High court will have to decide on pledge words

AZ Supreme Court: Legislature lacks authority to restrict voter approved inflation adjustments for schools

‘Freedom from Religion’ group questions prayer in local district

Hobby Lobby case headed to Supreme Court | Baptist Standard (APB)

Boston Politics Halt Charter School Growth

Christians aren’t exempt from campus speech protections | World Magazine

ADF: Client list growing to fight contraception mandate | One News Now

Students Worldwide to Assemble in Prayer at School Flagpoles for ‘See You at the Pole’ Day |

Four Christian universities in Oklahoma challenge federal contraceptive coverage requirement | The Oklahoman

Oklahoma universities file lawsuit against the abortion pill mandate | Live Action News

Annual See You at the Pole Event Champions Students’ Freedom to Pray | Caffeinated Thoughts

‘We Must Obey God’: Oklahoma Christian Universities Challenge Obamacare’s Abortion Pill Mandate | Christian Post

Louisiana lawmaker plans Common Core repeal bill for 2014 legislative session

Catholic Business Loses Contraception Mandate Appeal | CBN

KS: Board votes unanimously to allow student-led prayer

Prayer Banner Quietly Replaced With Secular Mural at RI High School 2 years After Teen Atheist Won Lawsuit

Annual ‘See You at the Pole’ event champions students’ freedom to pray | Alliance Defending Freedom

4 Okla. Universities Challenge Obama’s Birth Control Mandate | Christian Post

Louisiana School Voucher Dispute May Be Ending

Pa. Board Nixes Transgender Homecoming King Entry

Will Transgender Professor Be Fired From Christian College After Stunning Reveal?

German homeschooling family reunited – as long as they promise to attend state schools

4 Oklahoma Christian Colleges Join To Challenge The Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate | Global Dispatch

Free Speaking Students Under Attack |