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Pluck of the Irish: Government plans move away from church control of schools

Pluck of the Irish: Government plans move away from church control of schools

Some members of the Catholic hierarchy have ranted that religious freedom is under attack in the United States, but now one of Europe’s most devoutly Catholic countries is looking for inspiration from America’s tradition of church-state separation.

An Edinburgh parent has launched a petition requesting that City of Edinburgh Council conducts a local vote to challenge “religious observance” in the city’s non-denominational state schools.

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Arkansas legislators should rethink Bible class promotion

Texas legislators got the bright idea in 2007 to pass legislation encouraging public school districts to begin offering courses about the Bible. Although objective academic study of religion is constitutionally permissible in public schools, Americans United was suspicious.

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The Catholic Education Service (CES) for England and Wales has reiterated concerns that Religious Education will remain relegated among academic subjects, after plans to introduce the English Baccalaureate were scrapped.

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Discovery deception derailed: Colorado lawmakers scuttle Creationist bill

Good news from Colorado! The House Committee on Education voted 7-6 on Monday to reject a creationist measure intended to undermine science education in the state.

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Barbara Cargill might mess with Texas (education standards)

Texas Governor Rick Perry has nominated Barbara Cargill as the Chair of the Texas State Board of Education. Cargill is an anti-separation activist who favors Christianizing public schools.

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Constitutional Calamity : Virginia Senate committee flunks religious liberty test

Should public school students have a constitutional right to skip homework assignments that conflict with their religious beliefs?Some Virginia legislators seem to think so.

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Creationism Commotion: Five states have anti-evolution bills in play

It has been more than 25 years since the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that mandated religious instruction in science classes, yet lawmakers in many states are still pushing ahead with attempts to force creationist concepts into the public schools.

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Report finds Texas public school Bible courses promote proselytizing, religious bias

Americans United has long warned that all sorts of church-state problems can arise when public schools try to teach Bible courses, and now a report by the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund (TFN) has confirmed our fears.

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Pleasant Surprise: Kentucky legislator won’t push Creationism in 2013

A Kentucky lawmaker seems to have given church-state separation advocates an early holiday gift: a promise not to push creationism in 2013.

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