Florida School Safety Budget Item Raises Church-State Questions

Florida School Safety Budget Item Raises Church-State Questions

Written by Don Byrd The recently passed Florida budget contains a $654,000 grant for the improved safety of Jewish schools, following a recent increase in targeted threats and incidents of anti-Semitism. The taxpayer funds would be used to protect thousands of Jewish...
Religion in Schools Updates: Florida, Kentucky, Indiana

Religion in Schools Updates: Florida, Kentucky, Indiana

Written by Don Byrd Yesterday, the Kentucky House passed with an 81-8 vote a bill that purports to protect religious expression in public schools. Senate Bill 17 is headed to Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin for his signature. The bill specifies that students may pray...
Florida Bill Purports to Protect Religious Expression in Schools

Florida Bill Purports to Protect Religious Expression in Schools

Written by Don Byrd The Florida legislature is not in session until March, but House bill 303/Senate bill 436 has already been referred to committees in both chambers. The legislation claims to protect student (and to some extent faculty) religious expression from...