Bullying: Hey, Teacher, leave those kids alone!

Stefan Molyneux drops science about bullying,  and how teachers, the unions, and government have been role models for bullying in the classroom.

Stefan’s excellent website […]

Never Mind the Sex Pistols (until you graduate)

Up in Forks, Washington, the place where the sparkly vampire movies were filmed, a cadre of high school students are fighting for Anarchy in the W.A.! 

After one student was sent home to change out of a Sex Pistols T-Shirt, the next day a student leader handed out two dozen Sex Pistol shirts for students to wear […]

Free to Be…Marlo Thomas

I was too little to have a proper crush on Marlo Thomas back in the 70s, but for me she idealized what every cool older sister, hip aunt, or groovy babysitter ought to be.  Throughout her entire career she has been a symbol of, and activist for, individual empowerment.  From “That Girl” in 1966 where she […]

Celebrate a rational holiday with the Atheist Christmas Coloring Book

Taking Back Christmas with the Atheist Christmas Coloring Book

UPDATE December 2017: the Atheist Christmas Coloring Book has been updated for 2017 with new verses and all new illustrations by a professional artist. Find the new version at AtheistChristmas.org where you can download the PDF for free, or order a printed and bound version from Amazon

Multiculturalism and […]

Privatized education in the developing world

Kristof observes: It’s a blunt truth that is politically incorrect, heartbreaking, frustrating and ubiquitous: It’s that if the poorest families spent as much money educating their children as they do on wine, cigarettes and prostitutes, their children’s prospects would be transformed. […]

How Texas is forcing Creationism into your kid’s textbook

I want to share this eye opening article by Mariah Blake of the Washington Monthly.  The elevator version is that Christian Fundamentalists, Texas school board laws, and the recession have formed a perfect storm to erode reason and Darwinian evolution from school text books across the country.

Below is a snippet:

Battles over textbooks are nothing new, especially […]

President Obama to make unprecedented address to all public school students – September 8th

 In advance of the address to students, the US Dept of Ed prepared the notes for teachers below.  The content of the address is not yet known, but the notes below can assist parents to prepare their kids to objectively consider the call, the need for the call, and eventually the content. 

PreK-6 Menu of Classroom Activities:
President […]

Celebrity opens private “Scientology” school in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jada Pinkett Smith is adding another title to her resume: schoolmaster.
The 37-year-old actress-producer-musician and her husband, Will Smith, opened the New Village Leadership Academy last fall. The private school, for pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, has 60 students, according to the Web site.   …   The New Village Leadership Academy generated some controversy when […]

AP: Obama, taking on unions, backs teacher merit pay

A strategy that ties teacher pay to student performance has for years been anathema to teachers’ unions, a powerful force in the Democratic Party. These unions also are wary of charter schools, nontraditional educational systems that they believe compete with traditional schools for tax dollars. […]