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HeadLocke No. 62: Supreme Court case reminds us that schools have state-sponsored ‘ideology’

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HeadLocke No. 62: Supreme Court case reminds us that schools have state-sponsored ‘ideology’

 
 
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The U.S. Supreme Court could clarify soon the extent to which public tax dollars can fund religious education. That issue is key to the case of Espinoza v. Montana Dept. of Revenue. It focuses on the Constitution’s Establishment Clause. But Christian Barnard, education policy analyst at the libertarian Reason Foundation, says the case reminds him of a little-discussed fact: Under the guise of being values-neutral, government officials have established a state-sponsored ideology in public schools. Mitch Kokai and Barnard discuss details of the Espinoza case and the broader context.

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