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High school backs down after opposing Christian language in student's graduation speech

"After receiving a demand letter from the First Liberty Institute, officials at Hillsdale High School relented after pressuring student Elizabeth Turner to alter the valedictory speech for her June 6 graduation ceremony." - C.Post

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Bible class laws do much less than you hope or fear

"This is almost certainly not as big a deal as supporters and critics alike suppose. The bill would do much less than either side hopes or fears. We know this because West Virginia isn't the first state to consider or pass legislation like this in recent years." - The Week

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“The New York Times is introducing revisionist history about race in America into classrooms across the nation without the normal peer review expected of educational materials”

"The [1619] project, a collaboration between the New York Times Magazine and the Pulitzer organization, has mushroomed into a movement to re-educate Americans with novel claims about how deeply racism is embedded at America’s core. As of February 2020, five public school systems had adopted the 1619 Project’s curriculum district-wide. Its free teaching materials had reached 3,500 classrooms." - W. Examiner

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Fact facts: President Trump’s new guidance on religion and prayer in schools

"The document has the unwieldy title, “Guidance on Constitutionally Protected Prayer and Religious Expression in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools.” However, it contains pithy truths and robust protections for people of every faith in the nation’s 132,853 K-12 public schools." - Acton

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An old debate over religion in school is opening up again

"A major catalyst for division was the decision of the Cincinnati School Board in 1869 to end Scripture reading in classrooms. Having long objected to Bible study in the city’s schools, Catholics had established their own system of parochial schools." - The Conversation

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