Unnecessary Missouri Law Allows for Government Endorsement of Religion

A couple of weeks ago, Missourians passed Amendment 2, which was unnecessary legislation protecting the right to private prayer (which no one has ever had problems with)… and allowing students to use the excuse “It violates my religious beliefs” when they don’t want to learn something. That’s not necessarily the bill’s intention, but it’s now [Read More...]

Is This Math Book Bad for Girls?

Danica McKellar (who portrayed Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years) has written her fourth book aiming to make math more accessible for young women. That’s made her both a bestselling author… and one of the more controversial figures in the math education world, given the Cosmo-like feel to her books. Her latest one is called [Read More...]

Memo to Mississippi: You Can’t Have School-Sponsored Prayers at Football Games

For many Christians, it’s not enough that they can pray silently to themselves before a big game. It’s not even enough that they can pray out loud while they’re sitting in the bleachers. They won’t rest until their Christian prayers are recited over the intercom system so the whole stadium can hear them. And that’s [Read More...]

Louisiana Officials Delaying Voucher Bids from Private Schools Until Creationism Stance is Known

Perhaps due to the renewed focus on Governor Bobby Jindal‘s plan to send $11,000,000 of taxpayer money to Creationism-endorsing schools, it looks like the state’s Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is now smartly taking it more slowly when approving new programs: The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Tuesday held back state approval from [Read More...]

Kentucky Republicans Are Trying to Ruin Science Education

This is David Givens: “I would hope that creationism is presented as a theory in the classroom, in a science classroom, alongside evolution.” … “I think we are very committed to being able to take Kentucky students and put them on a report card beside students across the nation,” Givens said. “We’re simply saying to [Read More...]


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