Public Schools

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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Students’ Test Scores Unchanged After Decades of Federal Intervention in Education

"Over those past two decades, while federal policymakers were busy enacting new federal laws, creating mandates for local school leaders, and increasing the Department of Education’s budget from $38 billion in 2000 (unadjusted for inflation) to roughly $70 billion today, the math and reading performance of American high school students remained completely flat." - Daily Signal

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The Supreme Court Is Not Debating Your “Humanity”

"... whichever way the Court rules, no one’s humanity hangs in the balance. Memes like the one pictured at top, though couched in terms of concern for young people who are different from their peers, don’t really help if they instill in their subjects needless fear, unhappiness, and the belief that the world is out to get them." - The Bulwark

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Kentucky Law Requiring 'In God We Trust' Be Displayed at Schools Going into Effect

The law: “Local boards shall require each public elementary and secondary school to display the national motto of the United States, ‘In God We Trust,’ in a prominent location in the school” - Christian Headlines

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