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Sagan Day, creationism in Scotland, guns on campus, and more: Required Readings 11.09.14

Happy Carl Sagan Day, which has developed into a time to pay special attention and homage to critical thinking, science communication, curiosity, and skepticism. In other words, all of the things we love at School of Doubt. Sagan would have turned 80 years old today. On Tuesday, November 11, the Scottish …

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EducationPedagogyPop Quiz

Pop Quiz: The Hockey – Football – Grammar connection

If you are living under a rock you may not know that the FIFA World Cup is taking place in Brazil, but for many people in the world it is something that has dominated their lives for the past few weeks.  I must admit that I was not a football …

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James Meredith speaks out, homeschool reflections, student football union, RIP Pete Seeger

Civil rights hero James Meredith recently released the American Child’s Education Bill of Rights.  Too bad the state board of ed for New York didn’t get a whiff of number 4 in their race to the top; they might have saved  students from the heartache and hassle of high stakes …

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Pop Quiz: Are you willing to lose your job for your beliefs?

Many of us skeptics, atheists, and agnostics feel compelled to keep our personal beliefs private, even going out of the way to make sure friends, coworkers, and bosses are not privy to our true views on the world. How far are each of us willing to go to keep our …

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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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