Sandra Bickley and Kim Hansen Should Not Be Elected to the Fremont School District 79 School Board

When it’s happening in your neck of the woods — about 45 minutes north of Chicago — the “debate” about Creationism takes on a whole new level of seriousness. That’s why I’m paying special attention to the Fremont School District 79 school board elections. Here’s what you need to know: There are 4 candidates running [Read More...]

Ask Richard: Chilean Atheist Considers Attending Catholic University

Note: Letter writers’ names are changed to protect their privacy. Hello, my name is Rolando, and I’m writing to you from Chile. This year I decided to study Sociology, but I have a problem. I was admitted in the best university of my country, but it is a Catholic University. In fact, its name is [Read More...]

Australian Atheists Sent to Detention Room During Religion Class

It’s not like most American public schools are all that impressive, but Australian schools get it wrong when it comes to their mandatory religious training one hour per week — put on by Christians who get tens of millions of dollars each year. You can read more about that here. There are many things wrong [Read More...]

Atheism Is Spreading to High Schools

I think this is the most telling part about the Secular Student Alliance’s recent press release to the media: The Secular Student Alliance, a national nonprofit devoted to supporting nonreligious students, announced early success in its expanded efforts to foster groups for secular high school students. In the past month alone, five new high school [Read More...]

13% of Science Teachers Are Creationists

You want some depressing news about the American education system? (Is there any other kind?) Here you go: The majority of high school biology teachers don’t take a solid stance on evolution with their students, mostly to avoid conflicts, and fewer than 30 percent of teachers take an adamant pro-evolutionary stance on the topic, a [Read More...]