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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 Washington Post presents excerpts from his writings on education: MLK: ‘Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education’

Texas Public Schools Are Teaching Creationism – Educators and others have long theorized that one of the shadow goals of the charter school movement is to inject religion in the public school system. Texas’s largest charter school system shows how it’s done.

Religious accommodations in higher education — York University student’s request not to work with women poses dilemma

Half of Civics Teachers Devote Little Time to News Literacy, Study Finds, despite 99% saying they believe students “should know what is credible in a sea of information.”

Prostitution Skit Raises Questions About Academic Freedom – lines in the sand for classroom discussion?

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Librarienne is a university librarian who sees her professional mission as teaching the masses how to separate the wheat from the chaff in today's expanding universe of information, that everything you read requires a critical eye, and how to properly use apostrophes.

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