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Charter Currents: Federal Judge Rules California Charter Schools are “Public,” May Not Provide Religious Curriculum

Eric Premack

Founder & Executive Director

Category: Law & Policy
June 14, 2024

Federal District Court Judge John A. Mendez ruled last week that, as public schools, two California charter schools need not provide religious instructional materials. The ruling came in response to the lawsuit Woolard v. Thurmond, filed by a Texas-based legal advocacy firm known for its defense of religious liberties.