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AU Is Committed To Inclusive Public Schools That Allow Students And Families To Make Their Own Decisions About FaithThis Public Schools Week, we at AU are affirming our commitment to ensure that public schools are equipped to teach children all they need to know about core subjects like reading, math and science, while protecting families’ rights to make their own decisions about faith.
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AU Continues To Fight Private School Vouchers To Support Public Schools And Protect Religious FreedomPrivate school vouchers are harmful for many reasons: They undermine public education, strip civil rights protections from students and violate the fundamental principle of religious freedom. Vouchers divert taxpayer dollars from public schools, which serve 90 percent of our children, and send that money to private, mostly religious schools.
- Blog PostOver the years, Americans United played a key role in dozens of church-state cases dealing with public aid to religious education, often representing parents and taxpayer in court or filing briefs.
- Blog PostOn the eve of Public Schools Week, Florida's Legislature passed and its governor signed an education funding bill that harms public schools and religious freedom by creating and expanding private school voucher programs and requiring "In God We Trust" signs to be posted in public schools.