Another Dangerous Proposition

By: Austin Agostino 2021 was a record year for anti-LGBTQIA+ bills, with 26 enacted in 10 states. Just over a month into 2022, LGBTQIA+ groups are opposing at least 200 bills. In the wake of divisive politics, a revolution of Nixon and Reagan-era ideologies have found a place in the 21st century. The current Florida … Continue reading Another Dangerous Proposition

The Establishment Clause and State Funding for Religious Schools

By: Sharon Foster In December 2021, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Carson v. Makin. The Court was asked to decide whether Maine’s secondary school funding program violates the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. The plaintiffs contend that the State’s refusal to provide tuition assistance for sectarian education violates their right to … Continue reading The Establishment Clause and State Funding for Religious Schools

Participation of Transgender Athletes in Women’s Sports

By: Allison Gloss Every person deserves the right to play sports in a way that respects their health, safety, and dignity and without discrimination. At the same time, the credibility of competitive sports relies on the existence of level playing field, where no athlete has an unfair and disproportionate advantage over the rest. The issue … Continue reading Participation of Transgender Athletes in Women’s Sports

Corporal Punishment in U.S. Schools

By: Gillian Grant Earlier this year, a startling video that depicted a Hendry County, Florida school principal repeatedly paddling a six-year-old student was released to a local news station by the student’s mother. An investigation by the local police department and the State Attorney’s Office concluded that no crime had been committed by the principal … Continue reading Corporal Punishment in U.S. Schools

Abstinence-Only: Sexual Education in Arizona

By: Isabel Ranney  In Arizona, sex education is optional. Schools are not required to offer sex and/or HIV education and, if the school does have a program, parents have the right to opt out on behalf of their child [1]. If a school does offer sex education classes, it is statutorily restricted on the content … Continue reading Abstinence-Only: Sexual Education in Arizona