She’s been called a crook. A con artist. A snake in the grass. But in Alabama, the only thing that really matters to state regulators is that the day care operator calls herself a Christian.
Four states have carved out exceptions for religious day cares. Here are some of the ways we found children were punished.
Physically punishing children is outlawed in almost all day cares in America. But four states offer an exception for religious providers, and Reveal found that hundreds of those day cares exploited the rules.
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Thousands of religious day cares across America legally are allowed to run their facilities with little government oversight. But freedom from regulation can come at a high price for children. And when things go wrong, parents have little recourse.
Investors claim the school hid the fact that millions of dollars in revenue for the for-profit college came from a sophisticated – and prohibited – strategy of targeting veterans.
The pastor of a southern California mega-church is entangling himself in local school board politics –again.
A California school board has enlisted a Christian law firm to appeal a judge’s order banning the board’s members from praying and reading the Bible during public meetings.
The stories exposed sexual violence in the janitorial industry and questionable care at brain injury rehab centers around the country.
The Chino Valley Unified School District Board of Education voted 3-2 to fight a judge’s decision ordering them to stop praying and proselytizing during its public meetings.
Across the country, lawmakers have carved out exemptions from common rules for religious groups, ranging from immigration to land use.