Keep an Eye on This Student

Ms. SuperScience at Beautiful Biology gave her AP Biology students a questionnaire to fill out during the first week of school. She asked the kids a number of questions so she can learn about who they are and what makes them tick. Fairly normal procedure. Now, look at one student’s response to the prompt, “Tell [Read More...]

Dad Fights Against Moment of Silence

A long article about a Texas father fighting to remove the moment of silence appeared Monday night in the Dallas Morning News. [David Wallace Croft's] largest fight to date is set to play out in federal district court in Dallas today. He and his wife, Shannon, are suing Gov. Rick Perry and the Carrollton-Farmers Branch [Read More...]

Teaching the Bible in Texas Schools

Our favorite religion reporter at The Wall Street Journal, Suzanne Sataline, writes about how teaching the Bible in public school is (*big gasp*) causing a debate in Texas. The text used in Odessa high schools, developed by the nonprofit National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools, represents as fact that the Bible was a [Read More...]

Ellery Schempp

While we’re talking about new blogs, here’s one by Professor Stephen D. Solomon of New York University. Solomon went to Georgetown University for law school and has a new book coming out late next month: Ellery’s Protest: How One Young Man Defied Tradition and Sparked the Battle over School Prayer is about Ellery Schempp. If [Read More...]

High School Atheist Speaks Out

The Contra Costa Times newspaper in California has a section where local high schoolers contribute opinion pieces. There’s a wonderful essay called “Respect choice not to believe” in today’s paper, written by Suzanne Millward, a senior at St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School (a Catholic school, if you hadn’t noticed). Most people get offended when I [Read More...]