Education Dept changes practice to follow playground ruling

Posted on March 13, 2019 9:47 pm

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks at CPAC on Feb. 23, 2017 (Photo: Screenshot)

Department of Education officials are being praised for announcing they are eliminating an anti-religion bias in their contracting procedures, a move triggered by a Supreme Court decision against such discrimination.

“I commend the Trump administration and the Department of Education for no longer discriminating against religious organizations that can provide the same high-quality educational services to students and teachers as allowed by others,” said Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel.

“The religious freedom of individuals and organizations is protected under federal law and the U.S. Constitution. It