Tag Archives: education

Now What?

So we’ve survived the first week of Trump’s presidency. Have some cake. If you were one of the many people who took part in activism, pat yourself on the back. If you weren’t, it’s not too late to start. It’s … Continue reading

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Learning to Learn

The Aug. 29, 2011 episode of 60-Second Science talks about a finding that drawing helps scientists develop their ideas. I can’t say I’m terribly surprised at this. Drawing seems to me to be more concrete than speech (or raw thought). … Continue reading

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About that Abstinence-Only Study…

In case you missed it, a study was recently published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine showing that abstinence-only sex ed programs were more effective than others at getting young people to hold off having sex. Or at … Continue reading

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Fundamentalist Education

Over at Pharyngula, PZ presents this appalling video: and points out The really awful pedagogy. Over and over again, the creationist says some stock phrase and then pauses, waiting for his kids to fill in the missing word. This is … Continue reading

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Crippling Brains for Jesus

Does anyone need more proof that Ron McLeroy, the newly-appointed Texas State Board of Education Chairman, is a superstitious asshat who’s out to cripple the state’s education system? Here’s what he told his church in 2005: “Whether you’re a progressive … Continue reading

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Criminally Incompetent Teachers

Over at Kent Hovind’s Whinery, I ran across this comment: I am a high school science teacher. So far I have been able to teach creation science a couple years without being stopped by administration. I spend as much time … Continue reading

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