Evangelicals Choose Public Schools

August 1, 2012 ...

“Just like most parents, evangelical leaders want the best for their children and for their communities,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “Sometimes that means home school, sometimes it means private school, but more often than not, it means public school.” The evangelical leaders were asked “Are (or were) your children enrolled in private, public or …

Moss v. Spartanburg County School District

September 1, 2011 ...

In 2007, South Carolina passed the Release Time Credit Act, which gave public schools the freedom to allow students to take outside classes in religious instruction and receive elective credits. In 2009, The Freedom From Religion Foundation sued the Spartanburg County School District claiming the policy violates the Establishment Clause. Though the school district was …

Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Kathleen M. Winn

September 10, 2010 ...

In Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Kathleen M. Winn, Winn argues that the tax credit violates the Establishment Clause of the first amendment. The plaintiff said that because donations to secular schools are lower than donations to religious ones, secular schools and students are at a disadvantage. The NAE argues that the moneys funding …

Update: Christian Legal Society v. Martinez

June 28, 2010 ...

The operative decision on traditional nondiscrimination policies continues to be the 7th Circuit’s decision in CLS v Walker, 453 F.3d 853 (7th Cir. 2006), which held that traditional nondiscrimination policies cannot be applied to a religious group that requires its officers to sign a statement of faith. The Hasting decision expressly said that it was …

Morgan v. Plano Independent School District

June 1, 2010 ...

Several families brought the case to the courts after one third grader was banned from giving candy cane pens with a religious message to his classmates, and another reported that his class was told they could not write “Merry Christmas” on holiday cards being sent to American troops overseas. While the school claims the policy …