Tag: faith-based schools

Vermont to school districts: No more religious discrimination in town tuitioning school choice programs

    Vermont residents who live in towns too small to operate district high schools may now use public funds to send their children to faith-based private schools. The Education Agency of Vermont recently told school administrators that they must comply with a 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck[Read More…]

Faith leaders: Build Back Better bill could exclude children from childcare, early learning programs

While leaders of some religious organizations that provide childcare and prekindergarten believe their students could benefit from President Joe Biden’s $1.85 trillion Build Back Better bill, they worry that a nondiscrimination provision in the social policy bill could disqualify children who utilize their programs from such benefits. The United States[Read More…]

A lesson from the Buddha

The podcast “99% Invisible” featured a fascinating story of an impromptu shrine and the unexpected benefits it’s brought. Dan Stevenson of Oakland, California, lived in a neighborhood beset with crime and drugs. An open space near his home was being used in 1999 as a site for illegal garbage dumping.[Read More…]

PodcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews education choice icon Stephen Sugarman: Part 2

On this episode, Tuthill continues his conversation with education choice pioneer Stephen Sugarman of Berkeley Law School. The two discuss Sugarman’s 2017 article in the Journal of Law and Religion in which Sugarman argues that prohibiting faith-based schools from becoming charter schools is unconstitutional under the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.[Read More…]

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revisitED: Lessons from a school choice trailblazer

Civil rights activist Mary McLeod was a school choice pioneer, opening a private, faith-based school for African-American girls in Daytona in 1904. The state of Florida may honor her with a statue in the U.S. Capitol. (Image from Wikimedia Commons.) Editor’s note: This month, redefinED is revisiting the best examples[Read More…]

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revisitED: School choice gave this teacher freedom

Editor’s note: This February marks the 43rd anniversary of Black History Month. redefinED is taking the opportunity to revisit some pieces from our archives appropriate for this annual celebration. The article below originally appeared in redefinED in March 2017. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited the school featured in this article[Read More…]