Sex Ed Curriculum in Ontario Faces Opposition as Misinformation Spreads

Sex education today is somewhat different from what most of us had growing up. It’s not like we ever had to consider the effects of smartphones or online streaming.

So you’d think the revamped sex-ed curriculum in Ontario would have a lot of supporters:

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What I Learned from Fighting Back Against Public School Bible Distributions

This is a guest post written by Andrew Seidel. He is a staff attorney at the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

When bibles were distributed in Orange County Public Schools in January of 2013, I wrote a letter to the school district on behalf of FFRF asking them to “halt all distributions” (See Exhibit D). Earlier this year the district finally banned all such distributions, but only after we sued.

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Missouri Middle School Will Reward Students for Their Hard Work by Tricking Them Into Going to a Christian Ministry

In order to celebrate their hard work preparing for and taking the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests, the eighth-graders at North Middle School in Joplin will be going to a sports complex with a climbing wall and video games this Thursday.

Good times!

That form is a little misleading, though, because the name of the place they’re going to isn’t “Victory Sports Complex.”

It’s Victory Ministry & Sports Complex. Which, believe it or not, is a ministry.

And then it gets worse.

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Can You Be an Astrophysicist if You’re Dyslexic? Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Fantastic Response to a Girl’s Question

At a recent Neil deGrasse Tyson lecture, an eight-year-old girl asked the astrophysicist if he had any colleagues who were dyslexic.

He answered yes… and then kept going, offering an uplifting and beautiful response:



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California Educator Will Stop Showing the Bill Nye/Ken Ham Debate in Class After Being Reprimanded

Last week, we learned that high school science teacher Brandon Pettenger of Arroyo Grande High School in California was showing students the Bill Nye/Ken Ham debate in class, in addition to having them summarize blog posts on Creationist websites.

[caption width="550" align="alignnone"]This doesn’t belong in a science class[/caption]

Pettenger said he did this in order to “present both sides of the argument” to students — as if one form of anti-evolution nonsense takes precedence over all the others.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science teamed up to write a letter to the District objecting to this backdoor approach to teaching Creationism.

I’m happy to say that the District took swift action in putting a stop to it:

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