High School Principal Quits Over Gay/Straight Alliance Group

I don’t know whether to be angry or not. Eddie Walker, principal at Irmo High School in South Carolina, is resigning at the end of the next school year. Why? Because a Gay/Straight Alliance group is being allowed to form at his school and he can’t deal with it. In a letter sent to the [Read More...]

High School Freethought Groups

High school freethought groups are so important in helping young people develop their skills in critical thinking. It’s one of the first places you can openly talk to other people about your atheism. It’s also tougher than starting a group in college, when you’re likely to have a few more like-minded people around you. Lucia [Read More...]

The Most Popular Opinion Stories in the LA Times

The LA Times had its weekly round up of the most popular opinion stories… look who came out on top! The best, the brightest, the movers, the shakers and the thinkers came out, but it was a New Jersey high school student who took the Number 1 spot in the week’s most popular Opinion stories. [Read More...]

Jesus Glasses

It doesn’t matter if you’re an atheist or Christian or Muslim. If you’re teaching high school students, don’t tell the kids your personal thoughts on religion. It just makes everyone uncomfortable. Chad Farnan, a sophomore at Capistrano Valley High School, claims his Advanced Placement European history teacher, James Corbett, made hostile remarks toward Christianity. The [Read More...]

Matthew LaClair’s Op-Ed in the LA Times

Matthew LaClair is the high school student who made headlines when he recorded his (public) high school history teacher preaching fundamental Christianity in class. He was last seen leading the charge to get a mistake-riddled, conservatively-biased Government textbook corrected or purged from the school systems. He has an Op-Ed piece in today’s LA Times about [Read More...]