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    AU Celebrates Lawsuit Settlement That Protects Students’ Religious Freedom In Bossier Parish, La.

    Americans United scored a major win yesterday on behalf of students and families in Bossier Parish, La., after reaching a settlement agreement with the school board that protects all students regardless of their religious beliefs. The settlement, which includes policy changes approved by the school board last week, will end a more than year-long legal dispute over the promotion of Christianity in Bossier public schools.
  • Press Release

    Americans United Declares Victory in Lawsuit to Protect Religious Freedom for Bossier Parish, La., Students

    “This historic settlement is a victory for all Bossier families, and will ensure that children feel welcome and included in their own schools, regardless of what religion they do or don’t practice at home,” said Rachel Laser, president & CEO of Americans United. “Bossier Parish allowed religious coercion to proliferate throughout their schools – that system will no longer exist and rigorous protections that are enforceable by law have been put in place for all students.”
  • Public school classroom of happy kids
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    The Choice Is Obvious: Support Public Schools

    You’ll hear a lot this week about private school vouchers during National School Choice Week, but what you won’t hear a lot about is how vouchers don’t work, how vouchers undermine public education and religious freedom, and how vouchers don’t help children, families, public schools or you – the taxpayer.
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    AU Applauds Supreme Court Decision Not To Hear Case Involving Football Coach Leading Students In Prayer On Public School Football Field

    “Students shouldn’t have to pray to play on their high school football team. The coach’s actions were a clear violation of religious freedom, forcing kids to choose between their own beliefs and appeasing the man who decides the lineup for the game. This is not a dilemma any child should face," said AU President & CEO Rachel Laser.