Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb pledged to sign a bill the state’s General Assembly passed that might coerce students into school prayer in Indiana public schools.
HB 1024 claims to stop public schools from restricting a student’s “voluntary expression of a religious viewpoint,” but Americans United states that it’s about promoting school prayer.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was expected to finally reveal details of President Donald J. Trump’s long-promised federal school voucher plan last night. Instead, we heard a lot of platitudes, but little in the way of a policy proposal.
The Department of Education just released a new study of the Washington, D.C., school voucher program. And the findings confirm what we’ve known for years: The program doesn’t improve students’ academic achievement. In fact, it has resulted in statistically significant negative impacts on student test scores.
Americans United is speaking out against a bill in Oklahoma that would bring formal prayer back into public schools.
The bill, SB 450, is euphemistically called the “Religious Viewpoints Antidiscrimination Act.” The measure would prohibit school districts from restricting what it calls a student’s “voluntary religious expression in the classroom.”