Tag: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

Nevada Supreme Court hears arguments on education savings accounts

The nation’s broadest educational choice program should pass constitutional muster because its funding is controlled by parents, not the state, lawyers told the Nevada Supreme Court. The high court heard back-to-back arguments in two separate lawsuits challenging Nevada’s new education savings accounts Friday. The cases are closely watched because they[Read More…]

In education debates, the tired arguments of secular fundamentalism

Editor’s note: This piece is in response to Friday’s guest post from Alex J. Luchenitser of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. It seems simplest, though scarcely elegant, to reply to attorney Luchenitser’s statements one by one, though I will leave to the lawyers how a school choice[Read More…]

Guest post: States shouldn’t be forced to fund religious schools

Editor’s note: Alex J. Luchenitser is associate legal director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and lead counsel for the plaintiffs challenging New Hampshire’s tuition tax-credit program. In a June 24 blog entry, Charles Glenn attacks a recent New Hampshire state-court decision declaring the state’s tuition tax-credit[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Teacher evaluations, boundary jumpers, Marco Rubio & more

Teacher evaluations. Errors mar the release of new teacher evaluation data. Coverage from Tampa Bay Times, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Florida Times Union, Lakeland Ledger. More on race-based achievement goals. NPR interviews Emily Richmond from the Education Writers Association about these goals in Florida and elsewhere.[Read More…]