When Should You Ignore a Proselytizing Teacher?

The excellent education writer Dana Goldstein wrote a review of a new book about a journalist who spent time at John H. Reagan High School in Austin, Texas — a “failing” school. The book is called Saving the School: The True Story of a Principal, a Teacher, a Coach, a Bunch of Kids and a [Read More...]

The Illinois Family Institute Is Upset That People Are Mocking Them

***Update***: The slightly-altered PDF is now back up online. It’s now titled “Reject Teachers Who Exploit Position” … Every time the Christian Right says something crazy, liberals tend to quote them word-for-word, and the Christians get mad because their own words make them look silly. It’s a formula The Daily Show uses to perfection. So [Read More...]

Louisiana Wants to Give Taxpayer Money to Schools That Teach the Following ‘Facts’

We already know Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindalā€˜s voucher program would give upwards of $11,000,000 to religious schools that teach complete nonsense. But what would those schools teach? Mother Jones‘ Deanna Pan has a list of “14 Wacky ‘Facts’ Kids Will Learn in Louisiana’s Voucher Schools.” It’s exactly as messed up as you would expect… and [Read More...]

Virginia Tech Now Offers Funding for Religious Groups

Most colleges have a policy when it comes to funding student groups: You have to be a registered student organization in order to get any money. Once you’re officially registered (whatever that requires), you have access to grants, free meeting space, the ability to advertise, etc. Virginia Tech had a different policy for religious groups, [Read More...]

Illinois Family Institute Issues Ridiculous Back-To-School Warnings for Parents

Before you go back to school, the Illinois Family Institute wants to remind Christian parents everywhere how they can go after those damn teachers who challenge students’ thinking. No joke. Laurie Higgins‘ piece is entitled “Challenge teachers, not books” (PDF). Because, as we all know, teachers who discuss banned books are the real problems with [Read More...]


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