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In Vermont, not every town has a public high school. In order to make sure that every student has access to a quality high school education, Vermont uses the Town Tuition Program, where towns provide funding for students to attend a public school in another town or enroll at a private school. This program has been around since 1869, making it the oldest school choice program in the country.

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On December 8th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in an important case involving religious freedom and school choice. The Court decided to hear the case, Carson v. Makin, after a District Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals both ruled against parents in Maine who want to apply funds from a state tuition program to tuition at religious schools.

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It seems the Biden administration is demanding conformity to its ideological agenda at all costs. And when it comes to its radical plan to change the meaning of “sex” in federal law, it's female athletes who will pay a heavy toll.

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Earlier this week, Senator Lindsay Graham introduced Senate Resolution 407 , legislation that celebrates religious schools and their contributions to our country by designating the first week of October as “Religious Education Week.”

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Now families in Vermont who want their children to receive an education at a religious school can do so on the same basis as other families.

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Punishing people and institutions of faith because they exercise their religious beliefs is unconstitutional. And that’s why this lawsuit should concern every American.

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When a family in South Hero requested tuition reimbursement for Rice, their school district denied the request. Why? Because “Rice is a religious school.”

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When a family in South Hero requested tuition reimbursement for Rice, their school district denied the request. Why? Because “Rice is a religious school.”

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Want to get through college cheaper and faster? That’s a no-brainer for many high school students and their parents, especially with the rising cost of college tuition. And that’s exactly why dual enrollment programs exist. They allow high school students to take free college courses and receive both high school and college credit.

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School voucher programs provide low-income families with schooling options for their children. That is, unless these families live in Maryland and want to send their students to a private school that holds beliefs that the government doesn’t like.

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School voucher programs provide low-income families with schooling options for their children. That is, unless these families live in Maryland and want to send their students to a private school that holds beliefs that the government doesn’t like.There, state officials are targeting a Christian school because of its beliefs – and they are harming low-income students in the process. That’s why this school is fighting back.

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School supply lists, back-to-school shopping, squeezing in one last family trip… That’s how my family typically spent the last few weeks of summer leading up to a new school year. By that time, our plans were set for the fall. We knew where we would be attending school, who our teachers would be, and what was on our reading list. But this wasn’t the story for some families in Maryland during the past school year, who found themselves scrambling to enroll their children in a different school at the last minute.

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In 2016, Sarasota County informed Englewood Christian School that it needed a special permit to operate. But when it applied for the special permit, it was denied. This was odd considering that charter schools in Florida are allowed to operate out of any church. But apparently, religious schools like Englewood don’t get the same treatment.

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Want to get through college cheaper and faster? That’s a no-brainer for many high school students and their parents, especially with the rising cost of college tuition. And that’s exactly why dual enrollment programs exist. They allow high school students to take free college courses and receive both high school and college credit. But not all students are welcome to participate in this program… at least not if they attend a private religious school in Vermont.

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It’s ridiculous to prohibit organizations from hiring employees that are on board with the organizational mission. Yet, that is exactly what is happening in South Euclid, Ohio.

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In 2016, Sarasota County informed the church that it needed a special permit in order to operate. And when it applied for that special permit, it was denied.

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In 2010, Tree of Life Christian Schools purchased a new building in Upper Arlington, Ohio to consolidate its four campuses and expand. Sounds simple, right?

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For many high school students and their parents, dual enrollment programs provide a great opportunity to get through college cheaper and faster. In Vermont, only some students can take advantage of the dual enrollment program.

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Six years ago, Tree of Life Christian School purchased a vacant building to consolidate its four campuses. Fast forward to today, and the school is still waiting to move into its new building fully. Why? City zoning regulations stand in its way.

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