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The U.S. Has Started Tracking Religious Discrimination In Schools

The United States government is taking a big step to curb religious discrimination in schools. The U.S. Department of Education announced a series of initiatives this summer to address religious discrimination in public schools, including a new website with legal information regarding students’ religious rights.

 As the Religious Right Forces the Gospel Into Public Schools, Some Parents Are Opting to Homeschool | Richard Dawkins Foundation

One Friday afternoon, Betty Ogletree’s daughter RaMae came home in tears. “I can’t do this anymore,” RaMae cried, as Ogletree remembers it. RaMae was a straight-A fourth grader at Watauga Elementary School, a public K-5 in the bucolic town of Abingdon in southwest Virginia. But in a community where most families trumpeted their conservative Christianity, she was marked as an outsider for her lack of belief in the Gospel of Jesus. “Can you please homeschool me?” her mother recalls her pleading.

Dan Dennett: Let’s teach religion — all religion — in schools | TED Talk | TED.com

Philosopher Dan Dennett calls for religion — all religion — to be taught in schools, so we can understand its nature as a natural phenomenon. Then he takes on The Purpose-Driven Life, disputing its claim that, to be moral, one must deny evolution.

Ken Ham Disparages Schools Showing Cosmos in Class for “Imposing Atheism on Students”

Ken Ham just doesn’t like when children are exposed to facts.

Humanists call for end to religious influence in schools – BBC News

The influence of religion’s influence in education has been “strengthened” despite its declining influence in Scottish society, according to a report.

Conservatives are on a mission in public schools.

Jason Evert, the founder of the Chastity Project, says the key to a happy life is for girls to dress modestly and abstain from sexual intimacy until marria

How the Movement to Teach Creationism in Public Schools Has Lived On and Evolved – The Atlantic

A new study shows that anti-evolution lessons have become more stealthily integrated into curricula.