Transparency is not enough for New York’s yeshiva problem

shutterstock 424727155 Transparency is not enough for New York’s yeshiva problem

Earlier this week, the New York Times published a blistering exposé on Hasidic Jewish yeshivas in New York that have failed students to a staggering degree. At Hasidic boys’ schools in particular, so much of the high schoolers’ days are spent studying religious texts that there is virtually no time left for basic academics. Graduates […]

John Roberts, Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer and Roger Stone

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We at the Freedom From Religion Foundation took on the three branches of government this week — and did so much more. We urged Chief Justice John Roberts to probe into a Religious Right outfit’s startling claims that it has prayed with Supreme Court justices inside the court itself. Our letter, written along with two […]

Voucher schools often teach fundamentalist lies

Fundamentalist Lies Voucher schools often teach fundamentalist lies

In violation of the separation of church and state, American tax dollars are funneled to fundamentalist private schools teaching crackpot absurdities — such as a claim that Noah probably took two baby dinosaurs onto his ark. Under the banner of “school choice,” vouchers are a device to pour taxpayer money into religion, despite the First […]

Vouchers, travel bans — and lots of blogs & public appearances

VochersProtestJanuary Vouchers, travel bans — and lots of blogs & public appearances

As we at the Freedom From Religion Foundation are preparing for some upcoming court rulings in ongoing FFRF lawsuits, we’ve been juggling a lot of other balls. We were one of several leading secular groups that sent a letter to Congress urging a halt to the Trump administration’s egregious proposal to channel public funds to […]