In a recent Education Week Commentary, professor Joseph P. Viteritti writes that as American schools take in more immigrants from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, educators will need to find ways to welcome these newcomers and respect their traditions. While religious charter schools could help fulfill this need, Mr. Viteritti argues that such schools cross the constitutional line between church and state.
However, he says that charter schools can help new students adapt, and educators should consider trying a few secular schools.
What do you think? Should districts experiment with religious charter schools? Would these schools cross the boundary between church and state?
A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.