Pod people: A little GetEducation for GetReligion

In the 1990s, before I became a religion writer, I covered education for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City’s daily newspaper. I wrote numerous stories on the school choice movement, from vouchers to magnet schools to charter schools. In 1999, I won a two-month travel fellowship from the Education Writers Association to investigate school choice in Oklahoma City [Read More…]

WPost: Virginia law highlights stupidity of home-schooling

This is the headline that ran on a 2,500-word Washington Post story Sunday: Student’s home-schooling highlights debate over Va. religious-exemption law But this headline would have described the Post’s hit piece much more accurately: Va. religious-exemption law highlights stupidity of home-schooling This is GetReligion, and generally, I’d focus on how adequately — or not — the [Read More…]