Posts tagged "public education"

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...

Pagan Filters

The Wildhunt Blog reads between the lines of this Herald Tribune story describing a forum on religion in public schools held in Sarasota, Florida. Superintendent Gary Norris was a panelist at the event, hosted by Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and was heckled by an audience member after admitting, vaguely, to installing...

Kansas: The Truth is Out There

Nearly ten months after the Kansas State Board of Education proposed altering the definition of “science” for statewide standards, removing the phrase, “Science is the human activity of seeking natural explanations for what we observe in the world around us,” in order to remove bias towards “non-theistic belief systems,” the measure has been approved, reports...

And Tennessee Associations Embarrass Dover

It was the bad p.r. that did it for voters in Dover, Pennsylvania, who this week voted to oust all eight school board members who were up for re-election after they had supported the teaching of Intelligent Design in public schools — a controversy that led to the court case that closed last week. In...