ACLU http://wyso.org en ACLU: Ohio Patrol Policy More Protective Than Some http://wyso.org/post/aclu-ohio-patrol-policy-more-protective-some <p>An American Civil Liberties Union report on police departments' increased use of license-plate scanning notes that the scanning policy of the State Highway Patrol in Ohio is more protective of privacy than some.</p><p>The report released Wednesday found scanners affixed to police cars, bridges or buildings around the country capture license plate images providing records of people's location and movement. That information often goes into databases that can be reviewed much later.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 36384 at http://wyso.org Bill Would Allow Public School Students to Get Credit for Religion Classes Taken Elsewhere http://wyso.org/post/bill-would-allow-public-school-students-get-credit-religion-classes-taken-elsewhere <p>There’s a bill in the Ohio legislature that would give public school students credit for taking religious classes. The legislation is drawing criticism from people who worry about unintended consequences of it.</p><p>Democratic State Representative Bill Patmon says it’s time for public schools to encourage students to take part in religious instruction.</p><p>"It’s an attempt on our side to give exposure to God and religious which seemingly has been completely exorcised from our schools," says Patmon.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:32:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 34567 at http://wyso.org Parents, ACLU Oppose Creationism Curriculum in Spingboro http://wyso.org/post/parents-aclu-oppose-creationism-curriculum-spingboro <p>Some parents and a civil rights group oppose policies to insert creationism and other religious issues into a western Ohio school district's classrooms.</p><p>The Dayton Daily News reports the Springboro School Board took comments on the proposed policy changes at a meeting Thursday night attended by parents, students and teachers.</p><p>The American Civil Liberties Union sent a letter Thursday to the board urging members to abandon the plan to list to add creationism and evolution as discussion issues appropriate for students.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 33691 at http://wyso.org