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Required Readings

Summer vacation history, pre-K indoctrination in TX, integrative med ed, critical skills for grads, and more: Required Readings, 04.25.16

From our sister site Grounded Parents is a historical review of the evolution of summer breaks within the U.S. public school system. According to Texas State BOE candidate Mary Lou Bruner, who has appeared in prior Required Readings, the goal of pre-K education programs is gay indoctrination. The inclusion of training …

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Critical ThinkingEducationPolitics

Surprise! Grades are nothing like dollars.

Everyone likes a good ideological parable, especially when it confirms what they already believe to be true about the world. I recently caught the following gem on Facebook, which seems perfectly crafted to tickle the fancy of your garden-variety “daggum socialist Obama” conservative type: An economics professor at a local …

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Cross-postEducation

GP X-Post: Schooling your kid

[This post was originally written by delagar on Grounded Parents. Read it there or catch the beginning below.] After four years of home-schooling, we sent the kid back to public school this year. I wouldn’t say it’s been a smooth transition, but it’s been less fraught than it might have …

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Culture

Irish Education: Of Catholics and Closets

This post was originally published by Science of Sarcasm at Grounded Parents. In my previous post I mentioned how schools in Ireland are allowed to deny children admission based on the religious affiliation of their parents.  In recent weeks it has come to light that the exemptions provided by the state are …

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Culture

Irish Education: Where your Choice is Catholic, Catholic or Catholic

Originally posted by Science of Sarcasm on groundedparents.com So, 2014 will be the year that L. first climbs the school-bus steps. If she’s anything like her father this process will involve extricating her from beneath the kitchen table and sprinting down the driveway with her and her backpack across my …

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Education

Stealth Creationism

This article was first published on our amazing sister site, Grounded Parents, by Tammy. Last week, my friend Jay’s head asploded. Ok, not literally, but what better way is there to describe the experience of suddenly and jarringly discovering that your child is being taught to believe in young earth …

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Government

The Evolution of Anti-Evolution Legislation: Missouri

By LANCE, at Grounded Parents, originally published on Grounded Parents. Over the last few years, Missouri’s legislature has drawn lots of national attention, and usually not for good reasons. Both houses of our legislature are controlled by a supermajority of Republicans, so though our Democratic Governor can keep some semblance of balance, any of …

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Education

Saying “No” to Logan

This was originally posted on Grounded Parents, Skepchick’s skeptical parent website, by Cerys Gruffyydd. (Cross-posted with permission, because Cerys is awesome!) When the Steubenville case broke into the news it was met with a combination of handwringing and finger pointing. While there was plenty of predictable shaming of the victim, …

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