Letter: Preserve tax-exempt status for religious schools

Letter: Preserve tax-exempt status for religious schools

by Stanley Carlson-Thies At the April 28, 2015, US Supreme Court oral arguments about a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, when…

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Nevada's brand-new (near) universal school-choice program

Nevada’s brand-new (near) universal school-choice program

by Stanley Carlson-Thies On June 2, 2015, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law a comprehensive voucher-like Educational Savings Account (ESA) system for public school students….

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Is it a "farce" to accredit religious colleges?

Is it a “farce” to accredit religious colleges?

Point:  Peter Conn, “The Great Accreditation Farce,” Chronicle of Higher Education Commentary, June 30, 2014.“By awarding accreditation to religious colleges, the process confers legitimacy on institutions that systematically…

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Worth Reading

Worth Reading

* Michael Paulson, “Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy,” New York Times, June 9, 2014.  “In a collision between religious freedom and antidiscrimination policies, the…

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Room for faith-based pre-K as federal role expands?

Room for faith-based pre-K as federal role expands?

The Obama administration wants to use federal funds and rules to get all states to make pre-K schooling broadly available. He’s backing a bill in…

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Will lawyers from Canada's Christian law school be able to practice?

Will lawyers from Canada’s Christian law school be able to practice?

Trinity Western University in British Columbia, an evangelical liberal arts university, is creating a Christian law school. It has successfully met the government requirements to…

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What makes a college eligible for religious freedom?

What makes a college eligible for religious freedom?

A cluster of recent developments has brought to the fore (again) this key question: what makes a religious college or university a “religious organization” such…

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What's lost when a Catholic school converts to a charter school

What’s lost when a Catholic school converts to a charter school

It is an interesting report from the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice: Sector Switchers: Why Catholic Schools Convert to Charters and What Happens Next. In order…

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Canadian Supreme Court: religious relativism required?

Canadian Supreme Court: religious relativism required?

On March 24, 2014, the Canadian Supreme Court heard the important case of Loyola High School, a Catholic school in Quebec. The province of Quebec…

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The NLRB, unions, and religious higher education

The NLRB, unions, and religious higher education

In early February, the National Labor Relations Board requested comments on whether and how unions can seek to organize adjunct and other faculty at religious…

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