This report details widespread, significant constitutional violations uncovered by People For the American Way Foundation in its year-long investigation into the teaching of “Bible History” classes in Florida’s public high schools. An examination of the written instructional materials provided by the school districts themselves found that the courses were taught from a Christian, generally Fundamentalist Protestant, perspective. Typically, the courses presented the Bible as a history textbook, assumed that students were Christian, and used the Bible to promote Christian faith formation.
A full-page ad running in newspapers across the state of Florida on Thursday will call on Gov. Jeb Bush to publicly support a ballot initiative that would reduce class sizes in the state’s public schools over an eight-year period.
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
Letter Apparently Authored by Voucher Advocate Sent by Board Members Without Public Discussion, Input
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 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
New Analysis Shows 76 Cents of Every Dollar of Lost Tax Revenue Flow to Students Already Enrolled in Private Schools
A trial to determine the constitutionality of a law that forces public libraries to require the use of filtering software on all computers or lose federal funding for library technology begins Monday before a three-judge federal district court in Philadelphia.
Cleveland case could determine future of church-state separation, spawn intense legislative battles over voucher programs