But Four-Year-Olds Will Never Comprehend That!

You know where this cartoon is going… but it’s still funny:

See the punchline here.

(via Far Left Side)

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Sally Atwater (R), Running for Superintendent of Education in SC, Can’t Answer Basic Education-Related Questions

Sally Atwater is a Republican running to become the Superintendent of South Carolina Schools.

And she just gave the most awful, incomprehensible, it-should-force-her-to-drop-out-of-the-race interview to 106.3 WORD-FM radio:



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Justice Prevails: Supreme Court Will Not Hear Case of School District That Held Graduation at a Christian Church

In July of 2012, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Elmbrook School District in Brookfield, Wisconsin violated the First Amendment when it held its graduation ceremonies in Elmbrook Church (an evangelical, non-denominational Christian church) from 2000 to 2009.

That’s not necessarily a Constitutional violation. Sometimes, it’s the only available space in a community large enough to fit a lot of people. It’s okay as long as there’s no overt proselytizing and all efforts are made to minimize the pro-Christian symbols and literature. But, in Brookfield, other venues were available, and this turned out to be a Jesus-pushing, giant-cross-right-on-stage graduation venue.

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How One Student Uncovered Multiple Constitutional Violations at His High School

Isaiah (Issah) Smith just graduated from high school after a very eventful year in which he exposed all sorts of religious violations at his school. It’s as good a time as any to take stock of what he accomplished — and what he sacrificed to do it.

Earlier this school year, after being bullied for being gay, Isaiah decided to bring a Bible to school to explain to his classmates why the verses they cited didn’t actually condemn gay people. In the process, he ripped out the pages from Leviticus.

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After Promoting Christian Prayers at School, Missouri District Agrees to Pay Humanist Lawyers $41,000 in Settlement

Last year, we learned of a constitutional violation at Fayette High School in Missouri. Gwen Pope, a math teacher at the school, was leading Christian devotional prayers in her classroom every Friday morning. That alone might have been okay since she was the faculty sponsor for a Christian club, but announcements about those prayers were made over the school’s loudspeakers while other student groups didn’t get the same privilege.



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