The National Rifle Association has finally broken its silence and issued a formal comment on the Newtown massacre. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” declared president Wayne LaPierre this morning, urging Congress to “act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation.”
Dwayne Bohac is a Republican state legislator in Texas so you *know* he’s full of great ideas.
His most recent? Filing a bill that would allow public school teachers to say “Merry Christmas” without punishment. Because, apparently, they sue you in Texas if you say that… [Read more...]
Louisiana has a lot of problems when it comes to education. Governor Bobby Jindal, for example, passed a voucher plan over the summer that would give more than $11,000,000 of taxpayer money to private schools that teach Creationism, despite the fact that their curriculums wouldn’t meet the state’s science standards.
But one school district has taken a big step toward making science education better for students. [Read more...]
Christian Counseling Student Who Refused to Treat LGBT Patients Receives $75,000 in Settlement with Former School
Remember Julea Ward?
Ward was a graduate student in counseling at Eastern Michigan University. She also happened to be a Christian and refused to treat a suicidal gay student because her Christianity prevented her from “helping him feel better about himself.” [Read more...]