Education

New DeVos Education Regulation Forces Universities to Fund Discriminatory Religious Student Groups and Weakens Free Speech on College Campuses

Washington D.C.—Today, the national civil rights organization American Atheists condemned the Department of Education, led by Secretary Betsy DeVos, for publishing a final rule that, despite its claims of protecting free speech on college campuses, undermines free speech and enables discrimination....

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American Atheists Launches Investigation into Religious Propaganda in Online Public School Courses During COVID-19

Update: Edgenuity reached out to American Atheists on 9/9/2020, explaining that the undermentioned Grade 8 U.S. History class at Cincinnati Digital Academy contained content from Edgenuity’s Grade 11 American Literature class. American Atheists is continuing to investigate how religious content intended to be studied by 11th graders for the work’s…...

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American Atheists Blasts DeVos’s Assault on Religious Freedom and Vulnerable Minority Groups

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists denounced guidance released by the Department of Education on Friday that uses language of religious freedom to attack the separation of religion and government, the very principle that allows for the religious freedom that every American enjoys....

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37 Civil Rights Organizations Ask Department of Education to Ensure Protections for Religious Minority and Nonreligious Students in Collecting Civil Rights Data

Washington, D.C.—Today, American Atheists joined 36 other civil rights organizations in offering improvements to how the U.S. Department of Education plans to collect civil rights data about students....

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Stop the DeVos Agenda of Diverting Funds to Religious Schools

Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is at it again, pursuing her agenda to fund private, religious instruction at the expense of public schools....

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Oppose DeVos’s plan to use the pandemic to enrich religious schools!

Earlier this week, we asked you to reach out to your state lawmakers in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Espinoza decision and urge them to repeal any state school voucher or tax credit programs. Unfortunately, now the Trump Administration has stepped in to make the situation even worse....

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DeVos Forces Schools Districts to Divert Public School Dollars to Private Religious Schools

Washington, D.C.—Today, Secretary Betsy DeVos’s announced that the Department of Education will force local school districts to redirect a portion of federal funding intended to help deal with the Covid-19 pandemic from public schools to private, religious schools....

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TN Governor Lee Signs Most Extreme Church Release Time Bill in the Nation

Nashville, TN—Today, the national religious equality watchdog organization American Atheists denounced Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s decision this week to sign the most extreme church release time bill in the country. HB 2542/SB 2473 will force public schools to excuse students from class for one hour each school day for outside…...

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