High school students stage a protest for teacher suspended for talking about god in class.

A teacher at a Texas high school was temporarily suspended for reciting bible verses and about fifty students protested on his behalf: Students protested today in front of Santa Rosa High School over the removal of algebra teacher Charles Zeissel from his classroom for talking about God and reciting verses of the bible in class [Read More…]

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Texas Board of Education votes against letting experts fact-check their textbooks.

After it came to light that maybe not all the facts in Texas textbooks are…y’know, factual, it was proposed that experts in the various fields could be brought in to double check in order to make sure kids aren’t learning false things.  You’d think a Board of Education would be all about that, but not [Read More…]

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North Carolina high school discontinues all clubs rather than allow a Gay/Straight Alliance.

A bunch of people in Lake Lure, NC were very mad that the local high school allowed for the formation of a Gay/Straight Alliance club at the school.  They decided to form up and all show up at a school board meeting to complain: The Daily Courier reported that parents and other members of the [Read More…]

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American Atheists sends letter to OH school over giving organization access to students to lie about STDs/pregnancy.

Recently a parent of an 8th grade student in the Wooster City School District in Wooster, Ohio told a parent of someone who had visited their Family and Consumer Science class to tell them all sorts of untrue things about sex.  After, to put it delicately, unsuccessful communication with the district the parent alerted American Atheists [Read More…]

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Rankin High School in MS taking the AHA’s steps to ensure no more church/state separation.

Rankin high school in Mississippi has been doing some law-breaking lately.  In 2013 they lost a lawsuit to the American Humanist Association trying to defend their practice of holding mandatory assemblies where kids were encouraged to accept Jesus.  After that they held an awards ceremony where a pastor delivered a prayer to the room and their [Read More…]

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Louisiana high school bombarding kids with evangelism. Tells the ACLU they won’t change.

I swear Zack Kopplin has to be one of the hardest working atheists on earth.  Now he’s going to war with a Louisiana public high school where the administrators have confused the school with a church: At Airline High, students are regularly force-fed Christian ideology. They’re taught Creationism as science and in health classes, teachers [Read More…]

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Texas Supreme Court to decide if parents can deny their kids education if they think the rapture is coming.

Back in 2006 a 17 year-old girl ran away from her parents who were “home schooling” her, but in reality not educating her at all.  She ran away and, to her credit, placed herself in school: …the family’s eldest daughter, then 17 years old, ran away from home in 2006 and enrolled at a public [Read More…]

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Public high school coach who won’t stop praying with students put on paid leave.

Ok, if you’re unfamiliar with the story of Joe Kennedy, the football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington state, here’s the short version.  He prays with students after games in a big display on the 50 yard line of the field.  The FFRF sent the school a letter informing them that this was a [Read More…]

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Coach who refuses to stop praying with students suing his school district.

So here we go: a coach that is clearly breaking the law gets asked by his school district to stop praying with students in his capacity as a coach.  They don’t fire him, they just tell him he can’t put the school district in a position to lose a lawsuit.  This was pretty generous of [Read More…]

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Satanic Temple offering to give invocation after high school football coach who won’t stop praying with players.

Bremerton High School football coach Joe Kennedy is going to cost his school district a lot of money (which I’ve written about in detail here).  He keeps leading prayers after games even though his school district, which seems acutely aware that they would lose a lawsuit over this, is telling him to stop. Hemant recently [Read More…]

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