Thanksgiving at school, humanism in the GSCEs, safe spaces, book reading cancellation, and more: Required Readings, 11.29.15
Non-religious worldviews such as humanism will now be included in Britain’s GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) for religious studies, per a High Court decision last week.
A Duke University alum explains how listening to students a campus town hall meeting changed his perception of the utility of “safe spaces” measures.
A Wisconsin school cancelled a planned reading and discussion of a children’s book by a transgender teen following the threat of a lawsuit by the Liberty Council, which called the reading a violation of parental rights. The school’s goal in planning the reading was to support a 6-year-old student who identifies as a girl but has male anatomy.
Louisiana State Senator Ben Nevers, who sponsored the creationism-pushing Louisiana Science Education Act, has been named chief of staff by the state’s newly elected governor.
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