South Carolina Republicans Have Filed a Bill Allowing Teachers to Proselytize in Class

Republicans in South Carolina have proposed legislation that would allow public school teachers to promote religion in the classroom.

With H 3345, Representatives Bill Chumley, Mike Burns, and Stephen Long want to make it legal for teachers to “express a religious viewpoint” or “conduct or participate in any student-led prayer or student-organized prayer groups, religious clubs, or other religious gatherings organized by students.”

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Texas Judge Says Bible Verse Poster at Public School is Legal, But Needs a (Pointless) Disclaimer

Earlier this month, Dedra Shannon, a staffer at Patterson Middle School in Killeen, Texas, put up a poster outside her classroom featuring a scene from A Charlie Brown Christmas: Linus reciting a Bible verse. It wasn’t long before her boss asked her to take it down. But now a judge has overturned that request, saying the Christian display is legal.

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Todd Starnes Lies About Texas School “Censoring” Poster That Illegally Promoted Christianity

Fox News propagandist Todd Starnes‘ latest headline claims that a Texas school censored a poster featuring a scene from “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” arguing that this is political correctness run amok. As usual, the facts don’t back him up.

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This Fake News Article Went Viral, Despite All the Obvious Clues Proving It Was a Hoax

Speaking at a conference for math educators over the weekend, blogger Dan Meyer gave a brief yet eye-opening presentation on how one particular fake news article went viral.

What’s appalling in the example he uses is just how many clues there were for anyone who wanted to debunk the story… and yet the misinformation spread anyway.

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Christian Homeschooling Advocate: “The Only Reason Math Works Is That Jesus Created It”

Religious controversies in public education tend to arise when we’re talking about Christians pushing Creationism in science class or arguing over banned books in English. But Israel Wayne, the director of Family Renewal and an advocate of faith-based home-schooling, wants to make math the next educational battlefield.

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