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State vs Church in the U.S

State vs Church in the U.S

Oklahoma recently approved what would be the nation’s first religious charter school, handing a victory to Christian conservatives but opening the door to a constitutional battle over whether taxpayer dollars can directly fund religious schools. The online school, St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School, is to be run by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and the Diocese of Tulsa, with religious teachings embedded in the curriculum. Named after the patron saint of the internet, it is planned to open in the fall of 2024. The decision sets the stage for a high-profile legal battle over the separation of church and state in education. A key legal question is whether charter schools are ‘state actors’, representing the government, or ‘private actors’, more akin to government contractors.

Anglais Français
charter school école sous contrat (avec l’Etat)
to hand donner
taxpayer (des) contribuable(s)
to fund financer
to run, ran, run diriger
to be embedded in faire partie intégrante de
curriculum programme (scolaire)
to be named after porter le nom de, être baptisé en l’honneur de
patron protecteur
to set the stage for sth ouvrir la voie à qqch, préparer le terrain pour qqch
high-profile très médiatisé
akin semblable, comparable à
contractor sous-traitant
Publié le 29 juin 2023
Teens and social media

Advice for teens and social media

For the first time, the American Psychological Association released a set of 10 recommendations for the use of social media by adolescents, including training in media literacy and limiting screen time so it does not interfere with sleep or physical activity. The guidelines acknowledge that teenagers are going to use social media no matter what, so the organisation stated it aims to offer suggestions for adolescents and parents, teachers and tech companies involved in their lives. While some of the expert recommendations are practical, like providing teens with resources about the positive and negative sides of social media, others are more nebulous, such as minimising their exposure to "cyberhate."

 Anglais Français
advice conseil(s)
to release publier, diffuser, rendre public
set ensemble
literacy instruction élémentaire, ici connaissances
guideline directive, recommandation
to acknowledge reconnaître
no matter what quoi qu’il arrive
to state affirmer, déclarer
involved impliqué
to provide with fournir, offrir
exposure exposition
Publié le 2 juin 2023
Holiday lets

Stricter rules for holiday lets

Under recent government plans, homeowners in England will be required to obtain planning permission before converting properties into short-term holiday lets in tourist hotspots. This could help out residents struggling to find suitable housing in popular holiday areas, such as Cornwall, the Lake District and Norfolk. Separately, the culture department has also ordered a consultation over plans to introduce a registration scheme for short-term lets. Airbnb said it welcomed the scheme but warned that any changes to the planning system would need to “strike a balance between protecting housing and supporting everyday families who let their space to help afford their home and keep pace with rising living costs”.

 Anglais Français
holiday let location de vacances
homeowner propriétaire
hotspot lieu très fréquenté; ici, destination prisée
to struggle avoir du mal (à)
suitable adéquat, approprié
housing logement
to order ordonner
to introduce instaurer, mettre en place
scheme système
to warn avertir, informer
to strike, struck, struck a balance établir un équilibre
to afford avoir les moyens
to keep, kept, kept pace with suivre le rythme de
rising en hausse
Publié le 5 mai 2023