Required Readings

Ed resources, the right to discriminate, packing heat at Liberty, UTK brouhaha over inclusive parties, and more: Required Readings, 12.06.15

In the spirit of the season of giving, today’s Required Readings begin with a few resources available to students, teachers, parents, and anyone else with an interest in education:

In response to the strengthening of LGBT rights in the U.S., religiously affiliated colleges and universities have increasingly been seeking right-to-discriminate waivers from Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which forbids sex discrimination at any educational institution that receives federal funding. (H/T to our sister site Queereka for this news item.)

Meanwhile, the president of religiously affiliated Liberty University suggested in a speech last week that students carry concealed weapons on campus to defend themselves against Muslim terrorists.

Tennessee legislators are calling for the resignation of the UT Knoxville chancellor. Why? Because the university website reminded departments having holiday parties that not everyone’s a Christian. As an alum and a nonbeliever, thank you Chancellor Cheek.

Not only did the Islamic Society and Goldsmith University heckle and threaten ex-Muslim Maryam Namazie during her speech on blasphemy and apostasy, but they now want her to remove video of the event from the Web because the students’ consent to be filmed was not formally obtained at the start of the event.

Deaths among homeschooled students and why oversight is unlikely to improve

American universities in Qatar’s Education City

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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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