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...
NYC’s Pre-K Expansion Requires Church-State “Gymnastics”

NYC’s Pre-K Expansion Requires Church-State “Gymnastics”

Written by Don Byrd New York City’s prekindergarten expansion under Mayor Bill DeBlasio is experiencing some growing pains. To find enough facilities for all the students, the city has enlisted religious schools. But that move has raised questions about the role...
Pocono Charter School Can Stay Open Pending Appeal

Pocono Charter School Can Stay Open Pending Appeal

Written by Don Byrd A Pennsylvania charter school found in July to be in violation of the separation of church and state due to excessive entanglement with the church that houses it has been allowed to stay open this fall, pending appeal. The Pocono Record has more:...
Faith-Based Dorms at Public University Challenged

Faith-Based Dorms at Public University Challenged

Written by Don Byrd Troy University, a public institution in Alabama, is under scrutiny from church-state advocates for opening “faith-based dormitories” on campus for students who wish to integrate their faith more fully into the college experience. The...