A recent Supreme Court decision to decline to hear the appeal of a public high school student whose diploma was withheld after she discussed her Christian faith in her valedictorian address may have resonating effects on religious speech throughout the country.
Erica Corder of Lewis Palmer High School in Monument, Colorado gave a 30-second valedictory address in 2006 that detailed the Christian gospel. As a consequence, the school withheld her diploma. They responded that the…
Added by Bob Bryant on July 24, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
According to the National Center for Education Statistics 25% of all schools, nationwide, are private, serving 11% of all students. In recent public statements, Texas public educators show their dismissive, if not outright contempt for private schooling. So entrenched is this attitude that most in the Texas public school establishment don't realize the glaring bias.
The latest case in point was in the El Paso area, where seventeen Canutillo High School seniors who failed the…Continue
Added by Bob Bryant on July 10, 2010 at 3:22pm — No Comments
In order to safeguard taxpayers’ stimulus money sent to bolster the nation’s education industry, the Obama administration announced a number of new rules. At least one of which could adversely affect private schools, and may very well prove unconstitutional.
On the third and final round of negotiations, on May 26th, 2010, attorney negotiators from several states responded to the section that dealt with validating high school diplomas to curtail the proliferation of diploma mills.…Continue