DOI:10.1126/science.aad4057
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Evolving school creationism, culture clashes, poor sex ed, ed tech in 2015, scholarly knowledge, and more: Required Readings, 12.20.15

A biologist has published a phylogenetic analysis of seventy-five distinct anti-evolution bills and policies. World cultures studies gone wrong: An assignment on Islam and Arabic calligraphy led to the closing of schools in one Virginia county after community members called for the beheading of a Virginia teacher. And a Texas mother …

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Thanksgiving at school, humanism in the GSCEs, safe spaces, book reading cancellation, and more: Required Readings, 11.29.15

How to talk to kids about Thanksgiving, and Native Americans review children’s books about the holiday. 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 …

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Religion and schools, abortion training, out-of-state tuition, defending music ed, NOLA charters, and eradicating graphic novels in college: Required Readings, 06.14.15

Dogma-based practices insert themselves into the education system in a variety of ways. Sometimes, they present via proselytization, pregame prayers, or religious education. Within medical education, there is “The Scarcity of Abortion Training in America’s Medical Schools.” As states cut back on funding higher education, public universities are increasingly “Raising out-of-state tuition …

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The Great Didactic: Who’s Fault is it? Teachers Fault (kind of)

Chapter 5: The seeds of these three (learning, virtue, and piety) are naturally implanted in us. Recently I was thinking about the foundation of our education system and its philosophical underpinnings.  As I was doing this it dawned on me that I have only ever really read about this philosophy …

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Schoolgirl kidnapping, ending public education, college-ready kindergarten students, research universities, and OK bible curriculum: Required Readings, 4.29.14.

Nearly 2 weeks ago, more than 200 girls at a Nigerian school to take a physics examination were kidnapped in the middle of the night. The group responsible, Boko Harem, is rooted in an anti-education, anti-Western philosophy.This article provides background information on the organization and its campaign of terror.  Meanwhile …

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Required Readings, 19 November 2013

Should atheism be included in religious education, should atheists have their own churches? Good morning everyone! Have a nice day and enjoy your reading! The irony of religious education? It needs to include atheists and humanists – this is the least that should be done. Evaluating religious education – how …

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Required Readings, 28 July 2013

One more reason to mock Westboro Baptist Church, how to prevent religious education to turn into indoctrination and much more on our Sunday RR. Have a nice day and enjoy your reading! Belief in Evolution Up Since 2004 – evolution is real, and societies evolve as well. Westboro Baptist Church …

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Required Readings, 30 June 2012

Good morning everyone, I hope you’re all having a great weekend! I also hope you enjoy my first post in the site! The post covers studies confirming that our strife is having the effects we want it to have and some interesting opinions (not necessarily correct, in my opinion). Study …

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