Why Does This Public Charter School Have Students Give Thanks to a ‘Creator’?

If you’re a charter school — and thus eligible for taxpayer money — in North Carolina, there are some rules you have to follow. Like this one:

May a public charter school be religious in nature?

No. As with other public schools in North Carolina, public charter schools must be non-religious in their programs, admissions policies, governance, employment practices and all other operations. Like other public schools, however, public charter schools may enter into partnerships with any community group for secular purposes. Public charter schools must sign off yearly that they are not religious-based entities.

Which means Hope Elementary Charter School in North Carolina has some explaining to do about this…: [Read more...]

Protecting Yourself Against Religious Bullies

Jennifer Hancock, who previously wrote a book about Humanism, has now published a book called The Bully Vaccine: How to Innoculate Yourself Against Obnoxious People. The purpose is to help parents “vaccinate their kids against bullies” by preparing them for the worst kinds of behavior they encounter in school. [Read more...]

An Atheist Faces Backlash After Trying to Prevent Public School from Passing Out Bibles to Children

The Chilliwack school board (in British Columbia, Canada) has a policy that explicitly allows for the Gideons to pass out Bibles to children with parental permission:

Recently, one parent tried to do something about it: [Read more...]

Massachusetts Supreme Court Will Hear Case to Stop Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in Public Schools

Back in 2010, the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center and Dave Niose (a lawyer and author of Nonbeliever Nation) filed a lawsuit on behalf of a family whose children attended schools in the Acton-Boxborough School District (in Massachusetts). The issue was that the children — ages 13, 11, and 9 — had to say “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and that went against their family’s beliefs. (The names of the family members have been kept anonymous, presumably so that they’re not directly harassed by Christians.) [Read more...]

Edward Tarte Spreads Math Education on YouTube

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