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The Public Should Pay Only For Public Schools, Not Religious Schools

Diane Ravitch | Posted 04.10.2017 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

Robert Natelson, a retired constitutional law professor who is allied with the ultra-conservative Heartland Institute, writes in The Hill that the Sup...

The Testing of States’ Blaine Amendments– No Public Funding of Religious Schools

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 03.13.2017 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Given that President Trump and US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos are poised to offer states financial incentives for instituting/expanding school ...

Florida Amendment 8: Infusing Religion With Government

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 01.01.2013 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

As a high school student, I am greatly concerned for future generations of Floridians living in a state that might be governed by a measure that deprecates one of the most important tenets of this nation.

When Politics Comes First: The Reasons Republicans Shifted to Supporting Private Schools

Jack Jennings | Posted 09.12.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

All of the Republicans' talk about giving parents the right to choose in education is a politically expedient strategy -- just beneath the surface of the rhetoric are political motivations to thwart integration, weaken the Democratic coalition, and cripple the teachers' unions.