Breitbart says Americans United bullied a school by telling a teacher not to distribute bibles during class time.

Oh Breitbart, you are just a peach of a website.  You get the award for the most ridiculous headline ever: Government entities like, say, public schools are forbidden by law from endorsing religion.  That means this headline makes about as much sense as saying, “Police bully bank robbers into halting redistribution of wealth.”  Telling someone they [Read More...]

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Judge rules a California school denied kids right to appropriate sex education by having abstinence-only programs.

A judge in California has ruled that abstinence-only education programs don’t adequately provide realistic information about sex.  Duh. A judge in Fresno County, California, has ruled against an abstinence-only sex education program, saying a school district violated state law by failing to provide adequate instruction on sexual health and HIV prevention. Fresno County Superior Court Judge Donald [Read More...]

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The devil went down to Georgia to make a teacher say racist things.

A Georgia educator recently made the mistake of ending her school’s graduation ceremony before the valedictorian was allowed to speak: Footage of the event at TNT Academy showed Gordeuk criticizing crowd members after she mistakenly ended the ceremony before the valedictorian made his speech. Hey, no prob.  Mistakes happen.  Easy fix: “Hey guys, my bad. [Read More...]

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HIGH SCHOOL & POLITICS: California bill that would remove religious exemptions to vaccine laws advances.

In California if a child is not vaccinated they cannot attend public school.  That makes sense: you wouldn’t be allowed to send a child to school carrying a container of serious, highly infectious diseases, and I don’t see how that concern changes when the child himself is the container.  There is a notable exception though: [Read More...]

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FAITH, LAW, & HIGH SCHOOL: Denver school settles with the AHA, ends program that incentivized evangelizing.

Last November I wrote about how a couple Denver-area schools were getting sued by the American Humanist Association for having teachers helping students to Evangelize.  One specific example was with Operation Christmas Child with the SkyView Academy: Many details were left out of this story.  For the fundraisers such as Operation Christmas Child the teachers distributed empty [Read More...]

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FAITH, HIGH SCHOOL, & LAW: Bible distribution is a widespread problem in Oklahoma schools. The FFRF is putting a stop to it.

I recently wrote about an Oklahoma third grade teacher who handed out bibles to her students.  Would you believe this problem is more widespread in Oklahoma than this single teacher?  I know, get ready. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter today to Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who is offering support to Oklahoma schools to “defend religious freedom”—which [Read More...]

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FAITH & HIGH SCHOOL: Parent receives threat after complaining of public school bringing in Bible Man.

A parent has contacted the Freedom From Religion Foundation over her son’s public school in Tennessee bringing in a guest speaker named Bible Man (not joking) to evangelize to the students: The Christian-themed superhero character played by Horace Turner has been visiting Grundy County schools for nearly 40 years, but the atheist mom contacted a national [Read More...]

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FAITH & HIGH SCHOOL: A depressing science test.

An Ohio student posted this test to reddit after his science teacher showed it to him: Unless the teacher is going for ten total points out of twenty question, I’m amazed these answers are worth half a point (including the one the student left blank). But it paints a picture of one of the primary [Read More...]

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FAITH & HIGH SCHOOL: Third grade teacher handed out bibles to her students.

When you’re in a job you’re given certain guidelines for that job.  Often employers leave out the obvious things you should know counting on you to be minimally competent, since they wouldn’t have hired you otherwise.  For instance, if you get a job at Subway they tell you that you must wear gloves while making [Read More...]

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HIGH SCHOOL, FAITH, & POLITICS: California advances bill that would remove religious exemptions for vaccinations.

As of right now in California you cannot send unvaccinated children to school, thus endangering the rest of the kids.  Well, unless you’re religious.  Then endanger away.  But that may be coming to an end: California lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a bill that would require schoolchildren in the state to be vaccinated amid impassioned pleas [Read More...]

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