Equality For All

Supreme Court Upholds Cleveland Voucher Plan, Further Weakening Wall Between Church And State

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the Ohio law creating a private-school voucher program in Cleveland is constitutional. People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF) President Ralph G. Neas voiced alarm at the Court’s ruling

Complaint Charges Five Milwaukee School Board Members With Violation of Open Meetings Law

Letter Apparently Authored by Voucher Advocate Sent by Board Members Without Public Discussion, Input

Boyd Makes it Official: Justice Department Abandons Responsibility for Investigating, Addressing Illegal Voter Purges, Voter Registration Problems In Florida

In a letter sent today to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy, Assistant Attorney General Ralph Boyd explained why the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department has closed the vast majority of its investigations into election misconduct in Florida in 2000.

Florida Supreme Court Ok’s Class-Size Initiative

People For the American Way hailed today’s ruling by the Florida Supreme Court approving a class-size reduction initiative for the November ballot.

People For the American Way Foundation Shares Insight On School ‘Choice’ with House Committee

People For the American Way Foundation Vice President and Legal and Education Policy Director Elliot Mincberg will testify today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce on the issue of equal educational choices for parents and students. Mincberg’s testimony will focus on the issue of tuition tax credits for private schools

ADA Watch Action Fund Reacts to Reynolds Recess Appointment

Statement of Jim Ward, Executive Director of ADA Watch Action Fund, a project of People For the American Way

Unfulfilled Promise of Arizona Tuition Tax Credits

New Analysis Shows 76 Cents of Every Dollar of Lost Tax Revenue Flow to Students Already Enrolled in Private Schools

Alabama Chief Justice Unfit For Office

Bigoted diatribe against gay men and lesbians shows Chief Justice Roy Moore is incapable of dispensing equal justice, illustrates continuing inequality faced by gay Americans

Public Education Advocates Mobilize As Supreme Court Hears Religious School Voucher Case

Cleveland case could determine future of church-state separation, spawn intense legislative battles over voucher programs

DC’S DP Law: One Small Step Toward Equality, One Giant Leap For Home Rule

Bidding "good riddance" to a nine-year federal blockade, People For the American Way joins in celebrating the implementation of the District of Columbia’s domestic partnership law.

Cleveland Voucher Program Abandons School 'Choice' For Disadvantaged Students

Despite claims that the Cleveland voucher program provides a choice between religious and nonsectarian private schools, nearly 100 percent of Cleveland voucher students attend private religious schools, a new report shows.

Senate Approves ESEA; Resource Issue Remains

PFAW Praises Targeting of Funds, Absence of Voucher Provisions, and Maintaining Anti-Hate Funding and Civil Rights Protections

Court Brief: Cleveland Voucher Program Unconstitutional

Supreme Court Brief Summarizes Key Arguments Against Vouchers; Diverse Array of Organizations File Amicus Briefs in Case

Certification Of Signatures For Anti-Gay Ballot Measure "Far From The Final Word"

The Cleveland school voucher program conveys an unconstitutional state endorsement of religion "to no less a degree than if the State had made direct unrestricted government payments to the participating sectarian private schools providing a religious education."

Will the Real Salvation Army Please Stand Up?

Neas Calls New ‘Equality’ Fundraising Message Deceptive, Cites Conflicts With Group’s Recent Efforts to Avoid Anti-Discrimination Laws

DOJ rules must not leave survivors of gay and lesbian victims behind, Neas says

Neas Urges Unbiased Implementation of Sept. 11 Aid Fund

BAEO: Community Voice Or Captive Of The Right?

Report Examines Money Trail of Black Alliance for Educational Options, Finds Key Backers Also Finance Anti-Affirmative Action and Far-Right Efforts

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