Some Good News on the Teaching Front… I Think

I found out on Saturday that I passed my National Board Certification for high school math. (Cue mini-celebration.) [Read more...]

Illinois Family Institute: How Dare Outside Groups Other Than Us Influence District Policy?

Remember all that drama when the East Aurora School district in Illinois adopted, then rescinded, a policy that would benefit transgender students? [Read more...]

After Inquiry, Principal Removes the Word ‘Creator’ from School Creed

The other day, I posted about Hope Elementary Charter School, a taxpayer-funded school in North Carolina that had a school creed with a questionable reference: [Read more...]

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...]


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