Culture

Irish Education: Sex, Lies and Sticky Tape

This was originally posted by Science of Sarcasm at Grounded Parents. You know, this blog was never supposed to be just about the Irish education system. It really wasn’t. After I posted the last installment I thought I’d take a break from the subject, maybe share some great one-pot recipes (a must for busy …

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Culture

Irish Education: Of Catholics and Closets

This post was originally published by Science of Sarcasm at Grounded Parents. In my previous post I mentioned how schools in Ireland are allowed to deny children admission based on the religious affiliation of their parents.  In recent weeks it has come to light that the exemptions provided by the state are …

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Culture

Irish Education: Where your Choice is Catholic, Catholic or Catholic

Originally posted by Science of Sarcasm on groundedparents.com So, 2014 will be the year that L. first climbs the school-bus steps. If she’s anything like her father this process will involve extricating her from beneath the kitchen table and sprinting down the driveway with her and her backpack across my …

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Education

Students Dissuaded from Forming Secular Club

Post by Jennifer Kirsner of the SSA Waynesville, NC – At Pisgah High School, a battle is brewing over the legal right of students to create communities for their nonreligious peers. Four months ago, an eager student attempted to form a club for secular students, only to find their efforts …

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Education

Stealth Creationism

This article was first published on our amazing sister site, Grounded Parents, by Tammy. Last week, my friend Jay’s head asploded. Ok, not literally, but what better way is there to describe the experience of suddenly and jarringly discovering that your child is being taught to believe in young earth …

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Education

Second Attack of Evolution Education in Missouri.

A week ago, we had an awesome article by Lance, from Grounded Parents, about Missouri’s anti-evolution legislation. This week, we’re lucky enough to have his follow-up article, which he generously let us borrow from his personal site. Last week, I wrote about the first bill submitted in the Missouri House of Representatives this session …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: High School Credit for Church Classes?

I live in Ohio, which is typically a pretty good thing. I’m right in the middle, on the outskirts of a decent-sized city, so I get to experience culture and diversity and things that stimulate my brain. But sometimes, I get reminded that I still live in OHIO — the …

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Government

The Evolution of Anti-Evolution Legislation: Missouri

By LANCE, at Grounded Parents, originally published on Grounded Parents. Over the last few years, Missouri’s legislature has drawn lots of national attention, and usually not for good reasons. Both houses of our legislature are controlled by a supermajority of Republicans, so though our Democratic Governor can keep some semblance of balance, any of …

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Education

Saying “No” to Logan

This was originally posted on Grounded Parents, Skepchick’s skeptical parent website, by Cerys Gruffyydd. (Cross-posted with permission, because Cerys is awesome!) When the Steubenville case broke into the news it was met with a combination of handwringing and finger pointing. While there was plenty of predictable shaming of the victim, …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: I Did Not Proselytize!

As many of you know, I got the opportunity to teach a Bible as Literature class last semester, As a rather outspoken atheist among my colleagues, I (and probably a lot of other people) thought that I was an unusual choice. Still, I’ve never been one for backing down from …

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