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The Science-Religion Crisis at Christian Colleges

Kelly James Clark | Posted 07.14.2014 | Religion
Kelly James Clark

Science tells us that there was no Edenic paradise, no first couple, and no sinless parents of humanity. And while most scientists and some theologians and philosophers teaching at Protestant Christian colleges know this, very few are willing to speak out.

'School Choice' -- As Long as Your Child Doesn't Have a Disability

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

In a voucher system, disabled students are not always given true choice, as no choice exists if private schools refuse disabled students' needed services.

This School Science Lesson Contains A Very Religious Message

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Well, this doesn’t look like accurate science to us. Reddit user Dtooth0 posted the above photo on the site’s “WTF” thread Tuesday morn...

It's Time to Recognize The Value of Faith-Based Schools

John E. Coons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
John E. Coons

America is losing a valuable national asset -- not because it has become obsolescent, not because the demand for it has disappeared, not because the need for it has been satisfied by other entities but because of a needlessly narrow view of which families should have the choice in education that is so dear to the middle class.

Courts and (Neo)Vouchers: When (if Ever) Should We Be Surprised?

Kevin Welner | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Kevin Welner

Lawyers who designed the neovoucher approach were doing what lawyers are hired to do: to find a work-around that will allow their clients to follow a desired path notwithstanding a law intended to block that path.

When (Neo)Voucher Advocates Lose

Kevin Welner | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Kevin Welner

The court applied the no-aid clause to find that a voucher system cannot fund private schools, whether set up with direct funding or through a tax credit scheme.

Hymn Of A Catholic School Girl

Andrea Vale | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Andrea Vale

It is often assumed in today's largely secular society that attending a parochial school will lead to a parochial mind. I think I thought this, too, when I entered a Catholic high school.

Brooklyn Yeshivas Eschew Laws, Don't Teach English And Math

| Posted 01.24.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer BROOKLYN — Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Borough President Marty Markowitz waffled Wednesday over who has...

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.

Crazy 'Facts' Students Will Learn Under Jindal's Voucher Program

Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

Under Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal’s sweeping new school voucher program, tens of millions of Louisiana taxpayer dollars will be used to offer vouch...

Evangelical And Catholic Colleges Unite Against Birth Control Mandate

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.19.2012 | College

In a historic first, an evangelical institution and a Catholic institution are joining forces and filing suit against a government health mandate they...

Lawmakers Object To Funding Islamic School, But Offer Vouchers To Christian Schools

Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.14.2012 | Education

Sectarian feuds reignited in Louisiana last week when lawmakers debated whether to provide federal funding for Muslim and Christian schools under a ne...

Louisiana's Bold Bid To Privatize Public Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon June 1 (Reuters) - Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with ...

Bishop Slams Public Schools: Hitler And Mussolini 'Would Love Our System'

Posted 01.24.2012 | Education

Religious leaders in Philadelphia are frustrated with the battle over school choice, to the extent that Harrisburg Bishop Joseph McFadden says fascist...

Does The Largest School Choice Program Illegally Use Public Money To Support Religion?

AP | By CHARLES WILSON | Posted 03.15.2012 | Education

INDIANAPOLIS -- A judge upheld Indiana's school voucher law on Friday, rejecting opponents' arguments that the largest such program in the nation unco...

Meet The Nation's Least LGBT-Friendly College

Posted 10.03.2011 | Chicago

Wheaton College, a religious Christian school in Chicago's west suburbs, has for the second time in three years ranked as the least LGBT-friendly coll...

Joy Resmovits

New Laws That Begin, Expand Programs That Use Public Money For Private Schooling Attract Lawsuits, Investigations

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.24.2011 | Education

Cindra Barnard loves her district's public schools. That's why she's fighting the school board. Barnard is a resident of Douglas County, Colo., whe...

Supreme Court Pulls Another Brick From Church/State Wall

Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday (April 4) rejected a challenge to an Arizona school tuition credit...

Supreme Court: Arizona Tax Break For Donations To Religious Schools Continues

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 06.04.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- A Supreme Court divided along ideological lines said Monday that ordinary taxpayers cannot challenge government programs that use tax br...

Supreme Court To Decide If Narcoleptic Teacher At Church School Gets Disability Rights

AP | Posted 05.28.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will decide whether a teacher at a church-run school is a religious or secular worker when it comes to the Americ...

My Come-to-Jesus Moment

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rich Siegel

I have this undeniably strong sense of Jewishness. Which makes it all the more ironic that my wife and I are attempting to send our daughters to Saint Monica's Catholic High School.