Courts and Law

Coach’s Prayer Receives Jesuitical Analysis by Supreme Court

A “center of attention” test, coercion test, and endorsement test are discussed as standards for religious speech by school employees
A man reads a copy of Maus by Art Spiegelman

Suits Challenging Book “Banning” May Be Better Politics than Law

School boards can’t suppress ideas they dislike but do have “broad discretion”
2020 U.S. Electoral Map

A Big Choice for Charter Schooling

Red-state strategy or blue-state strategy?
Photo of Stephen Breyer

What Breyer’s Resignation Means for Education

The best case for Biden is that a successful confirmation builds momentum for a cut-down version of Build Back Better, including universal pre-K.
Dave and Amy Carson with their daughter at Bangor Christian Schools in Maine. The Carsons are one of three families that sued Maine over a program that bans families from an otherwise generally available student-aid program if they choose to send their children to schools that teach religion. (Photo by the Institute for Justice www.ij.org.)

Supreme Court Oral Argument in Carson v. Makin Sends Hopeful Signal for Religious School Aid

Justices May Drop Distinction Between Religious Status and Use, Sending State Blaine Amendments To Scrap Heap
The Aztec Gods Tezcatlipoca, Quetzalcoatl, Huitzilopochtli, and Xipe Totek, as depicted in the Codex Telleriano Remensis.

A Human Sacrifice Too Far

Californians sue to stop Aztec prayer in public school ethnic-studies classrooms
Boston Red Sox owner John Henry during the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Red Sox, Celtics Back “Zip Code Quota” Plan for Boston Exam Schools

Federal judge hears challenge from parents calling it “blatantly unconstitutional” racial engineering
U.S. Supreme Court

In the News: Supreme Court May Hear Case about Off-Campus Student Speech

Pennsylvania high school made a "snap judgment" about cheerleader's social-media activity
Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s James Madison High School

Six Nobel laureates, three senators, and a Supreme Court Justice from one Brooklyn public high school
Kendra Espinoza with her two daughters at Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell, Mont.

Religious Charter Schools Will Test Limits of Espinoza Decision

A hypothetical dialogue explains the issues: “We will see you in court”

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