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Nevada Families Ask Court to Restore Tax Credits for Scholarships

Legislature passed bill without supermajority required for revenue-raising bills ANDREW WIMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Las Vegas, Nev.—As Nevada students return to classrooms this week, some will...

ACLJ Files Records Request for Information Regarding Anti-Semitic Event Hosted by Taxpayer Supported University

JORDAN SEKULOW, ACLJ It’s stunning to think a state university would allow an anti-Israel, anti-Semitic conference. But it’s unconscionable that it would use tax dollars to...

Speech Code of the Month: Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Laura Beltz, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) Chances are you’ve posted or sent something online that someone, somewhere, could consider “annoying.” Although a...

July 2019 Speech Code of the Month: California State University Channel Islands

Laura Beltz, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education What’s the most common type of speech code in FIRE’s Spotlight database? The answer might surprise you. It’s...

Wisconsin Teacher’s Assault on Students

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL MADISON, WI – School administrators allowed a male science teacher in Madison Metropolitan School District to show a personal “transgender coming out” video to every...

Trinity College administration recognizes ‘Churchill Club,’ even as student government votes to deny recognition

LIBERTY ALERTS, THE FIRE.ORG On Monday, the Trinity College Student Government Association announced that it had voted — after weeks of delays, meetings, and public forums —...

Montana School Choice Case Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

Montana Supreme Court ruled state may discriminate against parents who select religious schools for their children JOHN KRAMER, INSTITUTE FOR JUSTICE Arlington, Virginia—In a case appealed yesterday...

Department of Education releases FAQ on student privacy law and school safety

ADAM GOLDSTEIN, FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION The Department of Education took an important step towards helping schools understand how to follow student privacy...

Protecting Indiana Children from Obscenity

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Liberty Counsel has contributed to the creation of HB 1481, known as the Information or Performance Harmful to Minors...

Ban on Teacher Attending Church Reversed

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL ORLANDO, FL - Liberty Counsel protected a Midwest teacher’s religious freedom when the principal ordered the teacher not to attend a...

Court: University of Mississippi may have violated due process rights

SAMANTHA HARRIS, FOUNDATION FOR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS IN EDUCATION While the Department of Education considers new regulations on how colleges and universities adjudicate claims of sexual misconduct on...

Principal “Grinch” Who Censored Christmas Resigns

LIBERTY COUNSEL The principal at Manchester Elementary School in Nebraska who was on administrative leave for censoring Christmas has resigned. Last night, the Elkhorn Public...

Chicago State University professor Wins First Amendment lawsuit

LIBERTY ALERTS, THE FIRE.ORG University repeatedly tried to shut down faculty blog critical of former administration Settlement is the 13th for FIRE’s litigation project,...

Challenging Buddhist Meditation Practice in Public Schools

CHRISTINA STIERHOFF, ACLJ Public schools in several states have started down a slippery slope by incorporating Buddhist meditation practices in the classroom, and the ACLJ...

‘Gender Support Plan’ Violates Teacher, Student & Parental Rights

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL PASCO COUNTY, FL -- Pasco County Public School administrators have threatened a male P.E. teacher who had a conscience-based objection to...

More on Florida Pasco County’s Radical LGBT Promotion Plan

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL PASCO COUNTY, FL --- Pasco County Public School personnel have adopted a harmful, unauthorized “policy” and practice of promoting LGBT ideology...

Florida School’s Shocking Plan

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL Florida’s Pasco County Public Schools personnel have adopted a harmful, unauthorized “policy” and practice of promoting LGBT ideology in violation of...

Indiana Parents Must Consent to the Curriculum – Model Legislation for Others

LIBERTY COUNSEL Liberty Counsel has notified all Indiana public school districts of Public Law 154, which mandates at least two written requests for parental consent or nonconsent...

Victory for Religious Liberty in the Classroom

Young student was threatened with punishment for completing book report on Bible stories LIBERTY ALERTS, ACLJ “In our system, state-operated schools may not be enclaves of...

Teacher Pushes LGBT on Students

LIBERTY COUNSEL TAVARES, FL -- A 14-year-old male eighth grader at Tavares Middle School in Lake County, Florida brought home a printed note last Friday,...

Shocking Virginia Curriculum

LIBERTY ALERTS, LIBERTY COUNSEL CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -- Liberty Counsel has demanded that the Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) in Charlottesville, Virginia immediately no longer allow the Sexual...

Parents Say No Graphic Curriculum

LIBERTY COUNSEL ORLANDO, FL -- Parents around the nation are demanding that public schools end the sexualization of their children during class time by holding a “Sex Ed Sit...

National Parent Coalition Seeks Protection of Student Data & Psychological Privacy

DR. KAREN EFFREM, EDUCATION LIBERTY WATCH The following note was sent to the chairpersons and ranking members of the U.S. House Education & Workforce Committee...

Rutgers’ reach-out For Illegals Only a slap in the face of law and order

Rutgers University-Camden just hosted an event to teach illegals - to teach illegals and their families only - how to get into college. The...

Can’t Read, Can’t Sue

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent annually on public school education, yet millions of students who attend public schools are not...

Can't Read, Can't Sue

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent annually on public school education, yet millions of students who attend public schools are not...

New Illinois School Report Cards

EDUCATION REPORTER, EAGLE FORUM Next year, when the Illinois State Board of Education releases its annual school report card for each public school in the...

Dedicated Petition Link Plus Media and More Testimony

Karen R. Effrem, MD, Education Liberty Watch Thanks to you, we are well on our way to collecting hundreds of signatures to present to the...

113th Congress May Leave Mark on Student Rights

JOSEPH COHN, THEFIRE.ORG Yesterday, the 112th congressional session came to a close and the newly elected members of the 113th Congress were officially sworn into...

Ed. Briefs: Parental Rights, Involvement, & Ethnic Studies

EDUCATION REPORTER, EAGLE FORUM Parental involvement in a child’s education is the most important aspect determining a student’s academic success, according to a study by...