Religious Liberty

Editorial Memorandum: Key Education Proposals in the Wisconsin Legislature

In a memorandum to Wisconsin press, PFAW offers insights on education proposals dealing with class size issues and private-school vouchers.

Evolution and Creationism in Public Education

Main Finding: Almost half of Americans say they have not completely made up their minds on the issue of precisely how to deal with Evolution/Creationism in public schools. Yet, they also say the issue is important to them.

End Notes

[1] “Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: MPCP Facts and Figures for 2001-2002,” Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, accessed April 2002.

[2] Letter from State Sen. Russ Decker’s office, transmitted to People For the American Way by e-mail on April 17, 2002.

[3] A Painful Price: How the Milwaukee Voucher Surcharge Undercuts Wisconsin’s Education Priorities, a report by People For the American Way Foundation, February 14, 2002, accessed April 2002.

The Case Against the Confirmation of John Ashcroft As Attorney General of the United States: Part II

Both as Attorney General and Governor of Missouri, John Ashcroft was well known as an opponent of school desegregation programs in St. Louis and Kansas City. Differences of legal and political opinion existed then and now on this subject, and such differences alone would not constitute significant grounds for opposing Ashcroft’s nomination. But Ashcroft’s conduct in Missouri went far beyond such differences of opinion. Ashcroft spent years and significant state resources in efforts to stymie voluntary St.

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