Why Algebra is Necessary: Rebutting Andrew Hacker

I teach Geometry. I’ve taught it for years. I’ll have two sections of it this year. Probably 65 kids. Every year that I’ve taught the subject, kids have freaked out at the mere mention of the word “Proof.” Without actually knowing what they are or how to do them, they want to give up immediately. [Read More...]

Texas State Representative: Everyone’s Cool with Reading Bible Verses in the Classroom, Right?

Texas State Representative Debbie Riddle (guess which party she represents?) has a brilliant idea to fix our schools: Forget decades of court precedence and ignore the religious diversity in our schools: Surely things would be better if we just read Bible verses in the classroom! Of course, people began challenging her. If she wants students [Read More...]

State-Funded Christian School Rejects Three-Year-Old for Having Gay Parents

In true Christian fashion, Hope Christian School in Albuquerque, New Mexico just rejected a three-year-old from its preschool rosters because he has two fathers: Action 7 News got a copy of the letter that Hope Christian School sent to the family. It says in part: “Same gender couples are inconsistent with scriptural lifestyle and biblical [Read More...]

UK Taxpayers May Be Funding Creationist Schools

Being a newly minted resident of the United Kingdom, I’ve learned that much can surprise you in this gloriously beautiful country with utterly filthy weather. One thing that might catch an American atheist off-guard is how the UK, a country far more secular than the US, maintains official ties with religion that are unthinkable in [Read More...]

Camp Quest Awesomeness

Last night I had the great pleasure of donating my dinosaur presentation to Camp Quest West, Southern California, in the beautiful Angeles National Forest near Wrightwood, CA. I was so impressed by the 57 kids attending. They are bright, upbeat, eager, curious, and earnest. This was just the first evening, and I could already see [Read More...]


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