FCDF Warns Northshore School District after anonymous teacher pleads that the District’s oppressive pro-Islam directive “needs to be exposed” After receiving multiple complaints from local community members and an anonymous teacher, the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) sent today a “cease and desist” letter to the superintendent and school board of Northshore School District,…

Following a nearly two-year legal battle over the San Diego Unified School District’s “Anti-Islamophobia Initiative,” U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia A. Bashant issued an order dismissing the case with prejudice after the parties reached a settlement agreement. The federal civil rights lawsuit, initiated on behalf of five families with children in the District and two…

The settlement agreement ensures an equally safe and supportive learning environment for students of all religious beliefs. Yesterday, FCDF attorneys finalized a settlement agreement with the San Diego Unified School District that resolves a federal lawsuit challenging the District’s “Anti-Islamophobia Initiative.” FCDF representing five families, along with two advocacy organizations, San Diego Asian Americans for…

School Officials are arguing President Trump’s presidential campaign justified religiously preferential program This afternoon, attorneys for the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund responded to the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education’s defense of its “Anti-Islamophobia Initiative.” Since five families and two local organizations sued last year, the school board has refused to defend…

Judge Ruled President Trump’s Election Justifies School District’s “Anti-Islamophobia” Initiative This afternoon, Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund attorneys representing five families have asked federal judge Cynthia Bashant to reconsider her recent order denying their motion to stop the San Diego Unified School District’s “anti-Islamophobia Initiative.” In their Motion for Reconsideration, the families argue the Initiative…

This afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Cynthia A. Bashant of the Southern District of California denied the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund’s (FCDF) motion for a preliminary injunction against the San Diego Unified School District’s school board and superintendent to stop their “anti-Islamophobia initiative.” In her order today,  Judge Bashant rejected the families’ argument that…

Letter to Justice Dept. and Education Dept. argues that current guidelines encouraging special protections for Muslim students are unconstitutional The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) sent a letter today to Justice Department Assistant Attorney General John Gore and Education Department Assistant Secretary Kenneth Marcus recommending they roll back existing policies that direct public schools…

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) today sent a public records request to the Gilroy Unified School District, demanding emails that could reveal whether the school district violated the Constitution by allowing two Muslim groups to proselytize to students at school assemblies. Last year, a Muslim high school student complained to school officials she…

Yesterday, FCDF sent a data records request to Minneapolis Public Schools, demanding the production of emails that could show whether MPS is unlawfully collaborating with the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Minnesota chapter to both single out Muslim students for special benefits and revise school curricula to portray Islam in a more “inclusive” light. In…

District Warned Not to Work with CAIR to Revise Anti-Bullying Policies and Curricula Today, FCDF sent a letter to Cajon Valley Union School District’s Superintendent, David Miyashiro, expressing support for the District’s current anti-bullying policies and its handling of an alleged anti-Muslim bullying incident at a local middle school. Yesterday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations…

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