Is This Math Book Bad for Girls?

Danica McKellar (who portrayed Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years) has written her fourth book aiming to make math more accessible for young women. That’s made her both a bestselling author… and one of the more controversial figures in the math education world, given the Cosmo-like feel to her books. Her latest one is called [Read More...]

Memo to Mississippi: You Can’t Have School-Sponsored Prayers at Football Games

For many Christians, it’s not enough that they can pray silently to themselves before a big game. It’s not even enough that they can pray out loud while they’re sitting in the bleachers. They won’t rest until their Christian prayers are recited over the intercom system so the whole stadium can hear them. And that’s [Read More...]

Louisiana Officials Delaying Voucher Bids from Private Schools Until Creationism Stance is Known

Perhaps due to the renewed focus on Governor Bobby Jindal‘s plan to send $11,000,000 of taxpayer money to Creationism-endorsing schools, it looks like the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is now smartly taking it more slowly when approving new programs: The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Tuesday held back state approval from [Read More...]

Kentucky Republicans Are Trying to Ruin Science Education

This is David Givens: “I would hope that creationism is presented as a theory in the classroom, in a science classroom, alongside evolution.” … “I think we are very committed to being able to take Kentucky students and put them on a report card beside students across the nation,” Givens said. “We’re simply saying to [Read More...]

Illinois Family Institute Doesn’t *Totally* Hate Homosexuals

The Windy City Times, an LGBT-focused newspaper in Chicago, ran a brief piece yesterday about my battles with the Illinois Family Institute. Because, you know, I think LGBT students should know they’re loved and I won’t put up with any bullying in my classroom… and IFI thinks that sort of thinking has no business in [Read More...]


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