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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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Michael Bloomberg
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Required Readings, 14 November 2013

Bloomberg’s final school letter grades. Pretending to be black to win a trustee election. Wait, what? It’s in your required readings, teachers and learners! White republican wins a board of trustee spot in Texas by implying that he’s black – or all those voters could have had a uniform ideological change. …

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Culture

Apples and Footballs

Happy belated World Teachers Day! In case you missed it, World Teachers Day was October 5th. I felt all warm and fuzzy inside contemplating all the good things us teachers are doing well in this world. Then, I read this article and felt…different. The article, “The Case Against High-School Sports”, …

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Required Readings, 6 October 2013

If you have a chaplain in school teaching creationism and you kick him out, and the new one does the same thing, what’s the next logical step? Get teachers, not chaplains. Good morning everyone, have a nice day and enjoy your reading! Kansas officials stand by new science standards – …

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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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Separation of Church and State? Not on MY watch!

Earlier this week, a state judge in Texas, ruled that cheerleaders at public high school football games could make and carry banners with Christian religious verses on them. These banners would be held for football players to run through at the start of the game. Judge Stephen Thomas, in his …

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John Flansburg and John Linnell of the band They Might Be Giants
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Required Readings, 7 March 2013

The man behind the “Gish Gallup” dies. iPads described as an educational panacea. They Might Be Giants keep bringing the science into their music. Let’s get learning! Duane Gish, promoter of teaching kids creationism, dies at 91. – by his reckoning, he was 1.5% the age of the Earth (joke shamelessly …

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