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Required Readings: Why Bill Nye the Science Guy wants to debate creationism; No Excuse Schools

Tyrannical schools, Bill Nye explains why he wants to debate creationists, religious indoctrination and more! Good morning everyone! Have a nice Sunday and enjoy your reading! Bill Nye Explains Why He’s Doing Debate On Creationism – basically, creationism should be confronted publicly. Godsmacked: I’m an atheist at a hardcore Christian …

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Required Readings, 21 January 2014

Good morning! I’m Librarienne, a new addition to the School of Doubt author group and a university librarian. Join us as we look at news literacy, creationism in Texas public schools, MLK’s thoughts on education, and more in today’s Required Readings: In honor of Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, The …

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Required Readings, 24 December 2013

Good morning, everyone! Here are some articles for your consideration: -Atheist groups around the country are rebuffed while trying to be charitable. -This writer says that teaching is more difficult than being an aerospace engineer. -A new Harris poll addresses evolution and creationism. Have some links you’d like to share? …

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Required Readings, 19 December 2013

Creationists rejected! College rankings rebutted! Deaf students disenfranchised! Welsh students going hungry? Read all about it in today’s required readings. A college president has a beef with the prospect of federal ranking of colleges. Colleges may as well be saying ‘Deaf people not welcome here‘. Welsh schools are cracking down on …

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Required Readings, 22 September 2013

Texas does it again, religious pluralism and double-thinking. Good morning everyone, have a pleasant Sunday, I hope you enjoy what I’ve got for you! Religious Pluralism, Global Peace, and Higher Education – Religious pluralism helps, but it doesn’t change the fact that the Bible and the Quran are full of …

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Pop Quiz: Back Door Creationism

It’s always the same. There you are, all ready to put up a very exciting Pop Quiz about literacy levels in school and college students, when BAM! An unexpected creationists-sneaking-in-through-the-backdoor story appears and ends up being faaaaar more interesting.   A story broke over here this afternoon regarding a small …

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Required Readings, 3 September 2013

Happy Tuesday, my fellow skeptics and educators! Here are the morning’s Required Readings: -New Jersey first bans a license plate that says “Atheist,” and then later gives its approval. -The Massachusetts Supreme Court on Wednesday will decide whether or not the compulsory recitation of the Pledge is in violation of …

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Required Readings, 25 August 2013

God smites Creation Museum worker (he was probably gay), religious education doesn’t make children more intelligent and other news today in your Required Readings. Good morning everyone, have a nice read and enjoy your Sunday! TURKEY: Is it possible to manifest religion or belief in teaching and education? – it would …

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Required Readings, 22 August 2013

Don Prothero on scientific literacy. Elmore Leonard and exclamation marks. Steven Novella on creationist Ken Ham. Rachel Arsenault finds enjoyment and practical training in community college. Here’s your required readings for today, teachers and learners! The serious consequences of scientific illiteracy – Don Prothero gives us a sobering essay on …

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New Mississippi Law Allows for Religious Content in Class Assignments

A new law went into effect on Monday in Mississippi that would allow religion to enter public schools without fear of reprisal. This law is known as the “Mississippi Student Religious Liberties Act of 2013,” and it is effective beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. While it backs up a …

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