Would religious charter schools be constitutional? More advocates are pushing to find out.
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Using public funds to support students at private religious schools is one thing, but establishing faith-based institutions within public districts is another.
The Australian Law Reform Commission’s proposals to change federal discrimination law are sensible, clear and necessary.
Most Australians do not believe religious institutions should be allowed to discriminate against people based on the teachings of their faith.
A study identified secular teachers’ struggles working in Jewish religious schools in Australia, the US and Israel. Some teachers resigned, others adapted, and others opposed the system from inside.
Carson v. Makin comes on the heels of other SCOTUS cases about aid to students in religious schools.
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Carson v. Makin, a case from Maine about aid to students attending religious schools, goes to the Supreme Court on Dec. 8, 2021.
The Religious Discrimination Bill does nothing to protect LGBTQ+ students and teachers. It will allow more, not less, discrimination by religious schools.
As October begins, the Supreme Court opens its new term.
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The big case is about abortion, but there are other very important issues before the Supreme Court – including gun rights and government funding for religious schools.
Around 100,000 LGBTQ students study at religious institutions in the US.
Around 100,000 LGBTQ US students study at religious institutions that can legally discriminate against them. A lawsuit seeks to end that religious exemption but faces an uphill struggle.
A higher proportion of Islamic-school students in years 11 to 12 are enrolled in science and maths than other students in Australia. But they may not all get the careers they want.
Protesters gather as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visits a school in Maryland.
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Expansion of voucher programs may leave parents with a choice between sending children to religious schools or public schools stripped of funding.
Catholic secondary schools experienced significant growth prior to 2015, but since then, enrolments have stagnated.
Australia is in the midst of a population boom. But Catholic school enrolments have been decreasing since 2013.
Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther, a professor and preacher, published the 95 Theses, a list of debating points on the Christian religion which sparked the Reformation movement.
Historical accounts of Martin Luther skew or ignore debates about religion and make him hardly recognizable as a pastor and preacher. But his theology changed Europe.
Logic, science and critical thinking are working miracles for non-believers.
About 30% of all Australian schools are affiliated with a religion, and 94% of private schools.
Religion in schools has always been contentious and especially so in Australia, where there is a commitment to secular principles.
Sagardeep Singh Arora is challenging Melton Christian College’s decision not to enrol his son unless he agrees not to wear his patka (similar to the photo above).
A case before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal highlights the need for schools to accommodate articles of religious and cultural practice in their uniform policies.
The Supreme Court’s decision in the Trinity Lutheran case is blurring the lines between church and state.
The Trinity Lutheran case signals the Supreme Court’s willingness to interpret separation of church and state as religious discrimination. What will this mean for the future of vouchers and school choice?
Why do so many state constitutions have provisions precluding funding for religious schools?
A number of state constitutions have clauses restricting state funding for religious schools. Some of these go back to an amendment proposed in 1875, known as the Blaine Amendment. What is it?
Should taxpayer dollars fund private education?
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As school choice advocates attempt to garner more widespread support for vouchers, a new kind of voucher system is growing: one that uses tax credits to subsidize private education.