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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”

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of L.A. Catholic Schools

The Supreme Court has ruled that Catholics do not have to be Protestants. In...

In Supreme Court Case, a Far-Reaching Win for Religious-School Parents

Espinoza v. Montana May Pave Way for More Direct Funding of Religious Schools

Justices Hear Arguments in L.A. Catholic Schools Case

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?”

Federal Appeals Judges Discover Constitutional Right to “Basic Minimum Education”

Opinion cites 110-degree classrooms, “rodent feces” in Detroit schools.

In the News: Chartering in Kansas City

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.

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