Posts tagged "education"
In the News: Conversations, Congratulations, and Collaborations

In the News: Conversations, Congratulations, and Collaborations

A round-up of recent religion news.
The Last Twentieth-Century Book Club: Sulamith Ish-Kishor

The Last Twentieth-Century Book Club: Sulamith Ish-Kishor

"The Last Twentieth Century Book Club" is an ongoing monthly column exploring religious ephemera by Don Jolly.

Let’s Get Radical: a review of The Light In Her Eyes

by Rachel Riederer It’s difficult for me to conceive of the memorization of scripture as even a mildly progressive act, let alone a radical one. But The Light in Her Eyes...sets out to prove that it is.

Cooking the Books: A Review of “The Revisionaries”

By Nathan Schradle The Revisionaries, a documentary about the Texas State Board of Education, debuted at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
Schooling Muslims in Northern Nigeria: Politics, Policies and Conclusions

Schooling Muslims in Northern Nigeria: Politics, Policies and Conclusions

by Alex Thurston Government-run Islamic schools, then, are to be a source of “counter-radicalization” as well as a means of moving almajirai into more “productive” schools. But the policy is unlikely to succeed.

Attacking Tolerance: Who’s Bullying Anti-Bullying Educators?

The organization People for the American Way (PFAW) has a new report out on how religious groups are working to end tolerance and anti-bullying education in schools because they believe it normalizes non-traditional gender and sexual behavior.  The arguments to end such education, as summarized by PFAW, are that 1) anti-bullying training indoctrinates children...

Science Education is Good. Intellectual Freedom is Good.

The first creationism bill of the year has hit the books in Kentucky, home state of the Creation Museum.  Sponsored by Republican state representative Tim Moore, an Air Force Academy alum, HR 169 would, "use, as permitted by the local school board, other instructional materials to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review...

Beck’s Founding Fathers

Glenn Beck has famously postulated -- on a blackboard -- that if all Americans knew the history and content of the constitution the way he and his team of "expert" historian's do, the Tea Party would be running the country's show, not President Obama or any of his like-minded radical liberals.  Last week, Beck held...

Religious Studies in Illinois

An excerpt from the letter that Dr. Kenneth J. Howell sent to his University of Illinois "Introduction to Catholicism" students in preparation for a test, below.  After a student anonymously complained that the letter constituted "hate speech," Dr. Howell was removed from his position.  Alliance Defense Fund has taken up a law suit...

Defending Truth, With a Capital “T”

Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) -- the legal activist organization founded in 1993 by "a band of TV preachers and right-wing radio ranters" which now constitutes the strong arm of what I call the Legal Right -- is not taking the recent dismissal of a case they brought before the Idaho courts very well....


The New York Times’ Carolyn Marshall does an admirable job of refereeing in her latest story, about a pending lawsuit between parents from the Calvary Chapel Christian School, in Murrieta, California, and the University of California, over a set of Christian-themed courses taught at Calvary that weren’t certified as acceptable foundation courses for students applying...

Holy Ivy

Revealer contributor Holly Berman writes: The New York Times series on class, launched with a statistically compelling, if bloodless, overview of class divisions in the United States has continued with three articles wound tightly around individuals’ experiences of class in healthcare, marriage and, in Sunday’s edition, religion. “On a Christian Mission to the Top” by...