What Did Laurie Higgins Do This Time?

I’ve been spending 8 hours a day, every day this week, at a seminar so that I am prepared to teach Advanced Placement Statistics to my math students next year. Imagine my surprise yesterday morning when I sat in my seat, checked my email, and saw a message from my BFF Laurie Higgins! Subject line: [Read More...]

Updates on LGBT Heroes

A couple stories from the LGBT world. Constance McMillen, the girl whose school canceled prom rather than allow her to attend with her girlfriend, will appear at the White House today to celebrate LGBT Pride Month. I hadn’t heard this part of her story before, but it looks like Itawamba County Area High School had [Read More...]

Why is a Church “Adopting” This Public School?

Public schools across the country are facing budget issues — good luck finding a teaching job for next year — and they’re looking for any way to cut costs without having to fire staff. Out of desperation, they will also try to raise money in questionable ways. Like this school in Florida: When his budget [Read More...]

An Argument for Christians Sending Their Children to Public Schools

Matt Stone is a Christian. He’s raising his children to be Christians. But he sometimes receives flak because he doesn’t send his children to a private Christian school. Matt explains why he doesn’t want to “bubble” his boys: I say again and again to those who ask: I’d rather our boys be exposed to [other [Read More...]

Would You Like to Teach in Uganda?

Here’s an incredible opportunity for any atheist who’d like to make a difference in another country. The Atheist Alliance International (AAI) is partnering with its affiliate, the Kasese United Humanist Association (KUHA), to provide the opportunity for between 4 and 6 volunteers to spend two to three months this fall, beginning September 1, 2010, in [Read More...]