The omnibus bill is notable for some things it doesn’t contain: It’s free of efforts to water down or repeal the Johnson Amendment, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s school voucher boondoggle is nowhere to be found.
It is the antithesis of religious freedom for government to decide which belief systems are deserving of exercise and support and to find that the many secularists in the military don’t deserve those rights.
In Massachusetts, Americans United brought a legal challenge on behalf of several taxpayers who objected to public money being awarded to houses of worship under a state law called the Community Preservation Act.
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.
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.