The U.S. Supreme Court has given a thumbs-up to school choice, ruling in favor of an Arizona law that gives tax credits for contributions to groups providing funding for religious schools.
In a 5-4 decision (Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn et al.) on April 4, the High Court ruled that a group of Arizona taxpayers who sued to block the tax break had no legal claim since the state program that allowed millions of dollars in contributions to go to the private schools was voluntary. The ruling reversed an earlier decision by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which had ruled that the tax break was unconstitutional because it violated the First Amendment’s supposed separation of church and state.
Liberty University, the Christian evangelical college founded by the late television pastor and pro-family spokesman Jerry Falwell as an extension of his Lynchburg, Virginia congregation in 1971, has taken its place as the nation’s eighth largest, four-year university and the largest private four-year, non-profit university in the United States, the school announced in a press release on March 28.
During radical revolutionary Bill Ayers’ appearance at New Jersey’s Montclair State University, he was publicly called out by a young black activist. Vanessa Jean-Louis (pictured) courageously forced Ayers to explain his opposition to charter schools and effectively “schooled” him on the subject.
A school-shooting training drill in Iowa that featured hypothetical gunmen opposed to open borders and infringements on the right to keep and bear arms was canceled after causing a nationwide uproar among gun-rights supporters and border-security advocates.