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For liberty to be preserved, it must be nurtured in the hearts and minds of young people. The ACLU educates students about the many important rights they have and supports those who exercise their rights. In doing so, we help to prepare the next generation of guardians of liberty.


News Release, Published: 
Friday, September 14, 2007
A Q&A of issues regarding military recruitment at schools

Guía Familiar de Absentismo Escolar

Document, Published: 
Friday, June 1, 2007
Esta guía está diseñada para ayudar a los padres a entender los derechos de sus hijos en el proceso de absentismo escolar. Nuestra intención no es ofrecer asesoramiento legal.
News Release, Published: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
A Q&A about walkouts, policy regarding absences, and other student political speech at public schools.
News Release, Published: 
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
The American Civil Liberties Union today welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court to let states decide for themselves whether to grant scholarship money to theology students, which the ACLU said undermines one of the core legal arguments in the President’s so-called "faith-based initiative."
News Release, Published: 
Monday, June 11, 2001
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Washington Supreme Court today to uphold a 1999 ruling by the Thurston County Superior Court which said that state-funding of students to attend religion-affiliated schools violates the Washington Constitution.