Texas Politician Proposes Bill to Protect Teachers Who Say ‘Merry Christmas’

Dwayne Bohac is a Republican state legislator in Texas so you *know* he’s full of great ideas.

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His most recent? Filing a bill that would allow public school teachers to say “Merry Christmas” without punishment. Because, apparently, they sue you in Texas if you say that… [Read more…]

The Superintendent of the Kountze Independent School District Just Resigned

It’s been a while since we’ve heard about the Kountze High School cheerleaders and their Bible-promoting banners. There still won’t be a decision in the case until the summer. [Read more…]

The Orleans Parish School Board in Louisiana Just Voted to Ban Creationism from Their Schools

Louisiana has a lot of problems when it comes to education. Governor Bobby Jindal, for example, passed a voucher plan over the summer that would give more than $11,000,000 of taxpayer money to private schools that teach Creationism, despite the fact that their curriculums wouldn’t meet the state’s science standards.

But one school district has taken a big step toward making science education better for students. [Read more…]

Christian Counseling Student Who Refused to Treat LGBT Patients Receives $75,000 in Settlement with Former School

Remember Julea Ward?

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Ward was a graduate student in counseling at Eastern Michigan University. She also happened to be a Christian and refused to treat a suicidal gay student because her Christianity prevented her from “helping him feel better about himself.” [Read more…]

If You Could Rewrite Your College Admissions Essay…

The Guardian asked a few different writers to imagine they were 18 and re-applying to college… but instead of writing an admissions essay packed with random achievements to sell themselves, they have to be perfectly honest about why they want to attend that particular school… [Read more…]


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