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Equality Under the Law

June 19, 2019

NYC Education Chancellor Carranza’s policies of racial discrimination are causing growing concern

The chancellor of the New York City Department of Education controls many of the opportunities and policies that shape the education of New York's students. Unfortunately, the tenure of Richard Carranza, New York's current chancellor, has been controversial from the start. Shortly after his hiring in April 2018, Carranza was criticized for his late ...

June 14, 2019

A dad’s Fathers Day gift: fighting for his son’s rights

Joel Greenwald can't dance. If you ask him, he'll say that he has "three left feet." His son Zachary, however, loves to dance. Zach loves dancing so much that in seventh grade after he was told competitive school dance teams are only for girls, he kept dancing with a private studio. Meander through the Father's ...

May 17, 2019

New York Daily News: The right way to honor the legacy of Brown v. Board: Ensure equal access to quality education regardless of race or ethnicity

Sixty-five years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The court held that segregation in schools violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and ordered school districts to admit students on a non-racial basis. In so doing, the court adopted the views ...

April 23, 2019

Total victory for boys’ dance in Minnesota!

Equal protection is one of the foundational principles of the United States. All individuals, no matter the color of their skin or their gender, must be treated equally under the law. Unfortunately, this principle and clear legal requirement has not always been recognized in practice. In Minnesota, boys used to be discriminated against and prevente ...

April 22, 2019

PLF to Supreme Court: Choose freedom rather than religious discrimination

Few people would argue that parents shouldn't be able to decide how and where to educate their children. But the state of Montana is doing just that. When Kathy and Jerry Armstrong's son entered middle school, they felt their local public schools did not adequately nurture the values and character traits they wanted for their ...

March 22, 2019

Houston Chronicle: Election Day choice: Your T-shirt or your vote

This article was originally published in the Houston Chronicle on March 21, 2019. There are some scenarios where you might expect an outfit to raise eyebrows — for example, wearing white to a wedding, a Longhorns shirt in College Station or a dress made of meat to a celebrity awards show. But when Houston resident ...