Required Readings

Bible study in OK, racist mascots, Autism Dx, paddling, fake classes at UNC, a little parenting is more than enough – It’s Required Reading 4/17/2014!!

Let’s get to it-

Hobby Lobby CEO Steve Green has sponsored a 4-year course on the Bible to be piloted in an Oklahoma public school district. Here’s quote from the article on it by the religious news service: ” The nearest two synagogues are not in town — and are populated with Messianic Jews who believe in Jesus. In 2005, when a previous school superintendent canceled the schools’ annual Christmas pageant because of concerns over the separation of church and state,  voters rejected a proposed school bond. “

File this next one under WTF?!!.  Paddling is legal in many states and studies show it’s used most extensively against African-American students.

Oh, and here’s something about what’s been happening to the whistleblower who called attention to  fake classes for elite athletes at UNC.

So HISD has banned racist mascots.  Is Houston still in Texas?

Early Intervention is great, Speecharella is totally into it, but there are some drawbacks. One is that after a while, evaluators forget how weird normal can be, so they may be a little loose with the designation of disability.

Parental Involvement is Overrated. Follow the link.  I can’t paraphrase it any better.


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Speecharella is a speech pathologist at a small public school district in a one of those states that is suspicious of teachers and other people with an unnatural fondness for taking courses and such.


  1. April 18, 2014 at 12:33 pm —

    Yes, Houston is in Texas. They also have an out lesbian, Anise Parker, as their mayor. Not all of Texas is stuck in the 1950s, just most of it.

  2. April 18, 2014 at 2:56 pm —


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