Vol 6 – Jed and Andy Are Fragile Vessels


Jun 27 2023 • 51 mins

This week, Andy and I are talking about the Supreme Court denial to hear Charter Day School, Inc. v. Peltier “(wherein the plaintiffs justified their restrictive dress code by asserting that girls are ‘fragile vessels)”, other Supreme Court cases, the science of reading, and Moms for Liberty.

This week some of the topics we discuss include the following:

• The implications for charter schools of the Supreme Court decision not to hear the case (00:01:16)

• The potential for religious freedom advocates and lawyers to continue looking at the charter school space as an opportunity to advance things (00:06:06)

• Implications of other cases before the Supreme Court, e.g., affirmative action, student and teacher freedom of expression (00:18:28)

• The science of reading and phonics (00:26:51)

• Giving props to Emily Hamford, the journalist, who deserves credit for shedding light on this topic, getting traction, and changing policy (00:38:31)

• Moms for Liberty, their Sword of Liberty Award, and their impact on board of education decision making (00:40:00)


• Charter Day School, Inc. et. al. Petitioners v. Bonnie Peltier, as Guardian of A.P., a Minor Child, et. al. rom the Supreme Court docket: https://www.supremecourt.gov/search.aspx?filename=/docket/docketfiles/html/public/22-238.html

• You can use the following link to access Eva Moskowitz’s Wall Street Journal opinion article, “Phonics Finally Gets Its Due in New York”: https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-finally-gets-hooked-on-a-phonics-based-curriculum-school-system-education-students-teacher-public-f019bc45?mod=hp_opin_pos_6