Can a Religious School Properly Teach Students About Atheism?

I have no doubt in my mind that a lot of atheists would be qualified to teach a course about Christianity. Many know the Bible well; many were raised in the faith; many could teach the objective facts about the religion without a problem.

But what about the other way around? Can Christian schools adequately teach students about atheism? Regis College (the theological school of the University of Toronto) is giving it a shot: [Read more...]

Alabama Teacher Makes Anti-Gay, Racist Comments in Class… and a Student Records the Whole Thing

Bob Grisham, a teacher and head football coach at Lauderdale County High School in Alabama, is under investigation after a student audiotaped him making anti-gay, racist remarks in class:

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Tennessee ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Would Require Teachers To Out Gay Students to Their Parents

Last year, a proposed law colloquially known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill threatened to ban all discussions of homosexuality in Tennessee schools. Though it gleefully died in assembly, it was reintroduced this week… and with harsher provisions than the first time around. [Read more...]

High School Students Recite Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic

A bunch of high school students from Colorado just did something risky while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance… and it had nothing to do with “Under God”: [Read more...]

Lawrence Krauss: ‘The Purpose of Education is Not to Validate Ignorance but to Overcome It’

Physicist Lawrence Krauss, who recently suggested that math and science teachers ought to get paid more than other teachers, is back to talk about something many more of you may agree with: We should not validate ignorance in the classroom: … Somehow saying that, well, anything goes, we shouldn’t offend religious beliefs by requiring kids [Read More...]


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