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  • Betsy DeVos 60 Minutes interview
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    Fresh From Her ‘60 Minutes’ Debacle, Betsy DeVos Is Expected To Push Vouchers In Congressional Testimony

    On the heels of her "trainwreck" interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes," Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will testify before a House subcommittee about her proposed education budget, which would funnel a devastating $1 billion away from public schools to fund private, mostly religious schools through private school vouchers.
  • Children Cheering for Public Schools
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    AU Members Voice Their Support For Public Schools

    Throughout Public Schools Week, AU members and supporters spoke up about what public schools mean to them and their families. Americans United joined allies to promote the benefits of diverse, inclusive public schools as the building blocks of vibrant communities.
  • Supreme Court
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    Women’s History Month Spotlight: Lillian Gobitas

    One the women we’d like to recognize, especially since it’s Public Schools Week, is Lillian Gobitas, who, in 1935 at the tender age of 12, took a stand against mandatory recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in her public school and in the course made history.
  • Students researching their rights
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    Know Your Rights!: A Resource Guide For Public High School Students

    Americans United interns created a resource kit for high school students called “Know Your Rights!” to help you understand how religious freedom and the rights of public school students are protected.