Horshoeing school sues state for right to teach students with limited education J. JUSTIN WILSON, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Today, Bob Smith, owner of the Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School (PCHS), filed a federal lawsuit against the State of California to vindicate his First Amendment right to teach horseshoeing to anybody who wants...
TYLER COWARD, THE FIRE.ORG Astonishing video has emerged from Texas Southern University, showing Texas Southern University President Austin Lane personally shutting down a speech by Texas state Rep. Briscoe Cain. The TSU Federalist Society chapter had invited Cain to campus to speak about his experience in the Texas legislature when the scene unfolded yesterday: A...
LIBERTY COUNSEL WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) because of its anti-Israel bias. The withdrawal will take effect on Dec. 31, 2018 but the U.S. may remain involved as a nonmember observer state. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
LIBERTY COUNSEL ORLANDO, FL -- All across the world, millions of students will gather at their schools’ flagpoles on Wednesday, September 27, to pray for their schools, friends, families, churches, communities and nation at the annual See You at the Pole™ (SYATP) event. SYATP is a day students are committed...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL BENTONVILLE, AK –  An atheist group has threatened the Bentonville Public School District to not comply with Arkansas Act 911, a new law enacted which provides for the display of the National Motto, “In God We Trust,” in public schools as a patriotic and historic display.  Liberty...
Comments Due by Wednesday 9/20 at 11:59 PM KAREN R. EFFREM, MD, EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH Dear Fellow Education Warrior, We now have an opportunity to protect the privacy and minds of our children. We can submit comments in support of President Trump’s effort to scale back regulations, particularly in the U.S. Department...
ADAM GOLDSTEIN, THEFIRE.ORG The American Bar Association House of Delegates unanimously approved a resolution on Tuesday in support of the New Voices campaign, which seeks to enact legal protections for students to gather and publish news and ideas free from censorship. The resolution calls on legislative bodies to “rigorously protect the ability of student journalists at the secondary...
KELSEY HARKNESS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION After facing a lawsuit over its treatment of a kindergartener who identifies as transgender, a nationally recognized public charter school in Minnesota has agreed to adopt a far-reaching inclusionary policy. The school also agreed to pay the child’s parents $120,000. In the settlement, Nova Classical Academy promised to...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL TRENTON, NJ -- A bill that directs the New Jersey Commissioner of Education to review and modify public school guidelines to accommodate and promote the rights of “transgender” students, in accordance with current State or federal laws and regulations, has passed the Senate and the Assembly...
KATRINA WILLS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION This fall, some Colorado teachers will return to school armed with knowledge—and guns. Laura Carno, author of “Government Ruins Nearly Everything: Reclaiming Social Issues from Uncivil Servants,” is bringing advanced firearms training to school teachers. “Can government stop school shooting? The answer is no … How do we...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL TALLAHASSEE, FL - Governor Rick Scott recently signed SB 436, known as the “Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act,” which prohibits public school districts from discrimination against students, parents, or personnel on basis of religious views or expression. Sponsored by Sen. Dennis Baxley, SB 436...
President Donald Trump appointed Valerie Huber, a national abstinence education advocate as the chief of staff in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which oversees the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, reports said Wednesday. Huber was named as the chief of staff to Don Wright, who is the...
LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL The Indiana Senate and House recently passed a bill that would protect public school students from discrimination when they are praying or engaging in religious activities before, during and after school. HB 2014, sponsored by Rep. John Bartlett, has been sent to Governor Eric Holcomb for...
LIBERTY ALERTS, THE FIRE.ORG LOS ANGELES, March 28, 2017—The U.S. Constitution prohibits public colleges from quarantining free speech, but that’s exactly what the 150,000 students of the Los Angeles Community College District endure when they wish to exercise their First Amendment rights. Today, Los Angeles Pierce College student Kevin Shaw filed...
SAMANTHA HARRIS, THEFIRE.ORG Students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) are calling for the head of George Buch, a part-time math instructor at UNLV, after he joked on Facebook that he would alert Immigration and Customs Enforcement about any undocumented students in his class. The student activists have...
EDUCATION REPORTER, EAGLE FORUM The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the world and the chief private funder of Common Core standards, released a letter in May of 2016 in which the foundation’s CEO, Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann, addresses the philanthropy’s experiment with Common Core. She held...
EDUCATION REPORTER, EAGLE FORUM The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the world and the chief private funder of Common Core standards, released a letter in May of 2016 in which the foundation’s CEO, Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann, addresses the philanthropy’s experiment with Common Core. She held...
LIBERTY ALERT, LIBERTY COUNSEL CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Liberty Counsel will present oral arguments on August 31 requesting the Virginia Supreme Court to hear the case against the School Board of Fairfax County regarding its illegal policy involving “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression.” Liberty Counsel will ask the court...
BY PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY The American College of Pediatricians released a timely statement which says that pushing transgenderism on young people is hazardous to their mental and physical health. The authors of the statement urged educators and legislators to “reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life...