Credit: Eric Albrecht
By Catherine Candisky
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio says Gov. John Kasich’s $10 million student-mentorship program may be unconstitutional.
The organization is concerned about a requirement that public schools must partner with a religious institution to participate in the recently announced Community Connectors grant program.
“Not only does this clearly interfere with the religious freedom of Ohio families, it places an unconstitutional burden on our public schools and erects another roadblock for at-risk students to access educational opportunities,” Christine Link, executive director of the ACLU of Ohio, said yesterday.
“As guardians of the First Amendment in Ohio, we will launch a full inquiry into this matter.”
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