Religious freedom in public schools is protected by federal and state law. This guide explains students' religious freedom rights in public schools.
When a Washington County high school student was told that attending a religious worship service would jeopardize his chance to apply for a Tennessee Promise scholarship, ACLU-TN stepped in to [...]
Case No. 13-5957 (U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Knoxville, Judge Phillips) Plaintiff: Steve B. Smith Plaintiff-Appellees: David Kucera; Vickie F. Fogerty After a budget shortfall, the Jefferson County school board [...]
ACLU-TN sent a letter to the Cannon County REACH after-school program explaining students' constitutional right to read religious texts of their own volition during free-reading periods.
Cooperating Attorneys: Amanda C. Goad, Staff Attorney for ACLU LGBT Project ; Heather L. Weaver, Staff Attorney for ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief; Galen Sherwin, Staff Attorney [...]
ACLU-TN Concerns Addressed in Settlement Agreement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2011 CONTACT: Hedy Weinberg, ACLU of Tennessee, (615) 320-7142 NASHVILLE – The Sumner County Board of Education voted last [...]
(Case No. 3:11-cv-00408, U.S. District Court, Middle District, Nashville, Judge Sharpe) ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorneys: George Barrett and Scott P. Tift of Barrett Johnston. Plaintiffs: ACLU-TN, Jane Doe as the Natural [...]
(No. 3:09-cv-01099,U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, Judge Robert Echols) ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorneys: George Barrett and Doug Johnston, Barrett, Johnston & Parsley; Joseph Kelly and William Helou, [...]
(No. 3:06-0924, United State District Court of Middle Tennessee, Nashville Division, Judge Robert Echols) ACLU-TN Cooperating Attorney: Edmund J. Schmidt, III, Law Offices of David Randolph Smith& Edmund J. Schmidt, [...]