California May Lower Science Requirements

When it comes to high school class requirements, the rule of thumb is this: You have to do what the state requires… but if you’re interested in the subject, you should do more. In Illinois (PDF), for example, you have to take at least three years of math (including Algebra I and Geometry). But if [Read More...]

It Could Be the ‘Year of Religious Diversity’ in Pennsylvania

As you’re all undoubtedly aware, this is the Year of the Bible in Pennsylvania. It was a resolution that passed 193-0. That the House of Representatives declare 2012 as the “Year of the Bible” in Pennsylvania in recognition of both the formative influence of the Bible on our Commonwealth and nation and our national need [Read More...]

Could Kansas be at the Center of Another War on Science?

The Associated Press is reporting that Kansas is “Headed for Another Debate Over Evolution“: … a State Board of Education member [said] Wednesday that science standards under development are “very problematic” for describing the theory as a well-established, core scientific concept. … [Republican Ken] Willard said the draft [of proposed science standards] embraces naturalism and [Read More...]

Secular Coalition for America Plans State-by-State Expansion

The Secular Coalition for America plans to establish state chapters across the country by the end of this year because many of the issues we fight for are put in jeopardy at the state level. Executive Director Edwina Rogers elaborates: “In our current U.S. Congress, 38 percent of Representatives held local office first,” said Rogers. [Read More...]

Playing a North Dakota-Size Religion Card

Over at the Center for Inquiry, we’re trying to get a little more attention for a very troubling development in North Dakota, and I’m hoping against hope that the Friendly Atheist readership in the Roughrider State is huge. For the sake of my sanity, I will presume this to be the case. Listen: There is [Read More...]


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