New Hampshire Middle School Teacher Kicks Student Out of Classroom for Refusing to Stand During Pledge

It’s stunning how many public school teachers and administrators have no clue what the law says about the Pledge of Allegiance. In short, no one has to participate and it’s perfectly acceptable if students don’t.

When 14-year-old Fatima M. Smart chose to sit during the Pledge at Monadnock Regional Middle School in Swanzey, New Hampshire this spring, she was unfairly punished for her act of defiance:

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Ken Ham is Worried About Losing Young People to “Churches of Atheism” (a.k.a. Public Schools)

Answers in Genesis’ Ken Ham knows exactly what’s behind the recent Pew poll that found, among other things, a significant decline in Christianity among young people: too much evidence-based thinking.

And he knows exactly how to cure all that critical-thinking: more fantasy-based indoctrination.

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Useless New Tennessee Law Creates Weekend of Prayer for Students

A new bill signed into law by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will designate the first weekend in August as “Tennessee’s Weekend of Prayer Over Students,” when

the people of this state may, in accordance with their own faith and consciences, turn to prayer, meditation, or otherwise give thanks for the students of this state as well as their teachers, administrators, and schools.

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Judge Orders School District Teaching Abstinence-Only Sex Ed to Pay Parents Who Forced Them to Stop

In 2009, the Clovis Unified School District in California was teaching abstinence-only sex education. This actually went against state law that required public schools to “provide a pupil with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect his or her sexual and reproductive health from unintended pregnancy and STDs.”

But the curriculum was still one you’d expect to see in an evangelical church, not a place of learning:

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Catholic School Students Protest Cardinal Dolan as Commencement Speaker

After last year’s commencement kerfuffles where students protested Ayaan Hirsi Ali‘s honorary degree and Bill Maher‘s speech, my first reaction to hearing about another protest was to roll my eyes.

But I have to hand it to the students at Le Moyne College, a Catholic school in Syracuse, New York. They’re raising a fuss for all the right reasons:

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