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Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 24, 2016.
Started by Shy_Metamorphosis Jul 27, 2014.
Started by Tori Parker. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte May 15, 2014.
I am a High School science teacher in deep South Texas. So many of the science teachers I work with are anti-science, anti-evolution zealots. If you complain, it gets you in trouble. I don't get it.
I have to teach Bible Lit this semester :(
The Transforming Education Paradox
"When change is needed most it is often so far removed from the general public's ability to conceptualize the change that an incipient outcry occurs. Think Copernicus and the heliocentric theory. Think democracy. And think back to when school was first mandated. The masses all said, "No way. Ain't gonna happen.""What do you think? What would a school in the cloud look like?"~ Sugata Mitra, Build a School in the Cloud
http://schoolofdoubt.com/2013/06/15/the-atheist-academic-ii-in-whic... -- Hey guys! My name is Tori and I'm a teacher and an author. I write a weekly blog on schoolofdoubt.com about teaching and atheism. I'd love it if you'd check it out :)
This is too funny for words.
On US government priorities.
I think the time has come to confront the believers who truly "believe" that they can say or do whatever they want. Case in point, at my high school, there are a couple of teachers who are constantly using their positions to promote religion. Maybe they haven't read the Constitution or they don't understand what our Founding Fathers expected. Fortunately it looks like the ACLU is going to get involved but it should never have gone this far. Why do the religious zealots just assume that their fairy tales need to be heard and accepted by the masses without a thread of proof? Why does society give them free reins and blank checks? We laugh at having believed in Santa and the Tooth Fairy but the majority continue to accept supernatural beings, angels, miracles, etc. without a thread of evidence. This blind faith explains why, in my opinion, the masses accept the hogwash of our Christian/militarist/corporate state propaganda program. Reason and rationality welcome scrutiny and skepticism not the closed doors/hands off policy of rigid dogma. I feel better for venting.
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