US Supreme Court: States Can’t Exclude Religious Schools From Private Education Scholarship Programs

US Supreme Court: States Can’t Exclude Religious Schools From Private Education Scholarship Programs

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with his conservative colleagues this time, that the State of Montana can’t exclude religious schools from a program that allows scholarships to be awarded to families for the attendance of private schools. “A state need not subsidize private education. But […]

Texas Prepares for Showdown Over Sex Ed Proposal to Teach on Sex and Contraception Sooner

Texas Prepares for Showdown Over Sex Ed Proposal to Teach on Sex and Contraception Sooner

AUSTIN, Texas (Austin American-Statesman) — For the first time in two decades, the Texas State Board of Education is slated to make changes to its sex education curriculum, triggering a likely showdown between conservative and liberal state activists. The last revisions to the health education standards were in 1997, and much of the debate is expected […]

Rhode Island, Massachusetts Homeschooling Organizations See Increased Interest

Rhode Island, Massachusetts Homeschooling Organizations See Increased Interest

WARWICK, R.I. (WJAR) — As fall school plans remain uncertain, local homeschooling organizations are reporting a growing number of new, interested families. “We have seen quite an uptick,” said Bill Heuer, executive director of the Massachusetts Home Learning Association. The latest available data shows around 7,600 students are homeschooled in Massachusetts and 1,800 students in […]

Children at UK School as Young as 11 Asked to Define Hardcore Porn for Homework

Children at UK School as Young as 11 Asked to Define Hardcore Porn for Homework

(The Christian Institute) — Parents in Hull are “disgusted” after children as young as eleven were asked to consider different types of pornography and other inappropriate topics for homework. Eleven to 14-year-olds at Archbishop Sentamu Academy were told to define topics including hardcore and transsexual pornography. Local mother Mrs Taylor called the PSHE homework “completely […]

Former Planned Parenthood Sex Educator Says Program Damages Kids by Encouraging Sexual Activity Among Youth

Former Planned Parenthood Sex Educator Says Program Damages Kids by Encouraging Sexual Activity Among Youth

A woman who formerly worked as a Title X training manager and volunteer sexual educator for Planned Parenthood is speaking out against the organization’s teachings, as she now believes they are harmful to children and rather dehumanize youth by normalizing and encouraging sexual activity instead of urging teens to value their bodies and the institution of […]

Coronavirus Turned These Families Into Accidental Homeschoolers, and They’re Not Looking Back

Coronavirus Turned These Families Into Accidental Homeschoolers, and They’re Not Looking Back

(ABC News Australia) — Arianwen Harris used to joke that homeschooling was her “worst nightmare.” “I’ve never wanted to homeschool,” she said. … The Queanbeyan family has begun the process of registering for longer-term homeschooling after seeing how well the children were doing at home, especially the eldest. “He had been struggling with reading and […]

Over 100 Pastors Sign Letter to Ohio Board of Education Opposing Yoga, Meditation Being Taught in Schools

Over 100 Pastors Sign Letter to Ohio Board of Education Opposing Yoga, Meditation Being Taught in Schools

(Christian News Network) — More than 100 pastors recently signed a letter to the Ohio Board of Education, which was also sent to 39 school districts, to express opposition to yoga and transcendental meditation being taught in schools as they are rooted in Eastern religion and are a spiritual practice at their core. The letter, […]

UK Court to Hear Teen’s Challenge to School Policy Allowing Males Who Identify as Female to Use Girls’ Restroom

UK Court to Hear Teen’s Challenge to School Policy Allowing Males Who Identify as Female to Use Girls’ Restroom

OXFORDSHIRE (The Christian Institute) — A 13-year-old girl has been granted permission by the High Court to take landmark legal action against Oxfordshire County Council over its controversial guidance concerning transgender pupils. The “Trans Inclusion Toolkit for Schools 2019” was implemented by the council last year. It says that boys who claim to be girls […]

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