Win for schools, with two other decisions this term, sets stage for additional litigation.
State constitutions cannot forbid legislatures from aiding religious schools.
Espinoza v. Montana May Pave Way for More Direct Funding of Religious Schools
“Bigoted code language” and the claim that “popery is the natural enemy of general education.”
Full Sixth Circuit will rehear case of Gary B v. Whitmer
A sharp question from Justice Thomas: “don’t you think it’s a bit odd that – that things that violate the Establishment Clause, when done in a public school, are not considered religious enough for Free Exercise protection when done in a parochial school?”
Opinion cites 110-degree classrooms, “rodent feces” in Detroit schools.
In a new case study for the R Street Institute, “Chartering in Kansas City,” Michael McShane writes about how, with support from farsighted local philanthropists, charter school enrollment has grown to 47 percent of students within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public Schools.
Joshua Dunn, a professor of political science at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, joins Education Next Editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss the Supreme Court case Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which challenges Montana’s ban on tax-credit scholarships to religious schools.
Supreme Court hears a mother’s challenge to Montana’s ban on tax-credit scholarships to religious schools
The Supreme Court on Wednesday posted a transcript of this week’s oral arguments in Espinoza V. Montana Department of Revenue, a closely watched case about a Montana state program that provided tax credits to donors who funded scholarships to private schools, including religious schools.
Which teachers qualify for the “ministerial exception”?
Richard Komer, a former Senior Litigation Attorney at the Institute for Justice, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case which could declare the Blaine Amendments in 38 state constitutions unconstitutional.
Future of girls’ sports may hinge on mortuary case
Senator Simcha Felder and Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel meet the long shadow of Joseph Hodges Choate
American Legion Cross Case May Make It Harder To Sue Schools Over Religion
Attempt to remove Arizona justice fails
Will districts demand reform in exchange for needed raises?
When the Supreme Court ruled last year in Janus v. Afscme that unions could no longer collect agency fees from employees who choose not to join, many predicted a major decline in union membership. But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, public union membership declined less than 1% in 2018. In this episode, Paul E. Peterson talks with Daniel DiSalvo.
Will the state’s courts redraw school-district lines?
Four justices hint they might be willing to overturn a Scalia opinion some saw as curtailing the free exercise of religion.
Comment Deadline Nears For Proposed DeVos Policy
An autocrat declares war on high-performing American schools
Trump overturns Obama guidance on race in public schools
By securing a conservative majority on the court for the foreseeable future, Kavanaugh’s confirmation can be expected to accelerate ongoing shifts to the right in constitutional doctrine.