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Lawsuit: State trooper preached about Jesus during traffic stop (Indystar.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 12. 51 Replies

I am just going to get out of the way of this one ... though when I saw the headline on…Continue

Tags: police, Indiana, proselytize

S.E. Cupp: I’m a ‘Better’ Atheist than Bill Maher

Started by Joe. Last reply by Regina Goodwin Oct 12. 45 Replies

In a new online video for Crossfire the pundit makes the claim that conservative atheists are actually “better” than liberal ones,…Continue

Anti-Islam ads coming to NYC buses, subways (CBS News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Pat Sep 20. 1 Reply

NEW YORK -- Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week.The six ads include an image of American journalist James Foley, just before…Continue

Tags: islam, ads, American Freedom Defense Initiative, Islamophobia

Pennsylvania teen faces two years in jail for Facebook photo of "desecration"

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 13. 21 Replies

A 14-year-old in Everett, Pennsyltucky Pennsylvania has been charged with…Continue

Tags: trespassing, photos, stupidity, 'right' not to be offended, Facebook

Judges rule that Ground Zero Cross can stay at 9/11 museum

Started by Joe. Last reply by Luara Aug 3. 4 Replies

In 2011, the American Atheists – a group dedicated to fight to “protect the absolute separation of religion from government and raise the profile of atheism in the public discourse” - sued to keep…Continue

Atheist TV Officially Launches; David Silverman Criticizes History Channel for Presenting Bible as History

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Aug 1. 5 Replies

The world's first ever all-atheist TV channel officially launched Tuesday, with American Atheist president David Silverman declaring it is geared toward all atheists, everywhere.…Continue

Atheist Philanthropist Makes $10,000 Donation to Support Right Wing Watch Blog

Started by Joe Aug 1. 0 Replies

People For the American Way and Right Wing Watch do critical work uncovering the vicious language the Right uses to attack anyone whose religious beliefs differ from their own — especially those with…Continue

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 30. 1 Reply

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956 - "In God We Trust" is adopted as the official motto of the United States.…Continue

Pierce County Council approves displaying “In God We Trust” after volatile debate

Started by Joe Jul 30. 0 Replies

After more than two hours of volatile debate, the Pierce County Council voted Tuesday to display the national motto “In God We Trust” in the Council Chambers.…Continue

Ireland: Atheists not hopeful of ‘blasphemy’ referendum, in spite of UN pressure

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 29. 2 Replies

The offense — controversially re-introduced in 2009 — states that a person found guilty of the publication or utterance of “blasphemous matter” can be fined up to €25,000.…Continue

This Church Service In Tennessee Includes Everything But God

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 29. 5 Replies

There is, however, one rather fundamental missing ingredient that sets this congregation apart from the hundreds of others turning out to worship this Sunday morning in Nashville: this is a church…Continue

Not Just the Adults – Secular Kids’ IQs also Higher

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 28. 2 Replies

Not one major news outlet has brought attention to the fact that peer-reviewed studies have been ongoing and consistently show the IQs of Atheist to be higher than those of Christians.…Continue

GOP candidate claims fossil record proves humans lived with dinosaurs

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Jul 25. 5 Replies

Frey, a Michele Bachmann ally, testified before the Minnesota Senate Education Committee, speaking against the inclusion of the theory of evolution in proposed state science education standards.…Continue

N. TX Atheist group makes appeal to Hispanic non-believers

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joe Tomberlin Jul 25. 1 Reply

The group behind the billboard, the DFW Coalition of Reason, has targeted Christians and African Americans in the past, but it’s especially making an appeal to Hispanic non-believers now.…Continue

Atheist TV Channel Will Launch by the End of the Month

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 25. 6 Replies

After first mentioning the idea this past spring, American Atheists has announced that a TV channel dedicated to Atheist programming will launch on July 29th.…Continue

Warren city Atheist sues to set up alternative to prayer station at city hall

Started by Joe. Last reply by Future Jul 25. 4 Replies

A Warren atheist filed a federal lawsuit today saying his free speech rights were violated when Warren Mayor Jim Fouts turned down his request to place what he called a “reason station” inside city…Continue

Atheists End Teacher-Led Prayer in Indiana School District

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 24. 1 Reply

A prominent Atheist organization has convinced an Indiana school district to end teacher-led prayer at area public schools following a complaint from an anonymous parent.…Continue

Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction, Study Finds

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 23. 2 Replies

Young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction, according to a new study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science.…Continue

Calvary Chapel Creation Conference Starts Today But Draws Atheist Protesters Thursday

Started by Joe Jul 23. 0 Replies

Stirring things up, according to "Orange County's most famous atheist" Bruce Gleason, will be members of his group Backyard Skeptics, Riverside Atheists and Free Thinkers (RAFT) and the Freethought…Continue

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Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on February 2, 2012 at 11:24pm
Comment by Starscream on February 2, 2012 at 8:59pm
I cant think of a worse bang for your buck than a teaching degree. Average starting salary is probably 50-70% that of other fields with a masters and a salary cap to boot.

My mom is a teacher and after seeing how teachers are treated and paid, i wouldnt consider it. I got a 4 year engineering degree 8 years ago and have already greatly surpassed my moms salary who has maxed out her pay for her district.
Comment by TNT666 on February 2, 2012 at 8:34pm

There is a philosophical point to be made there however. It IS government policy to pay bureaucrats less value than they would COMPARED to similar employment in the private sector in order to ensure that bureaucracy isn't filled by salary chasers. We DO want our government workers, serving the people, to be doing so because that is their passion.

However, teachers are not bureaucrats, and teachers in some areas (but not all) are underpaid. But more important than underpaid... teachers in a great many areas are undervalued... in the esteem sense. Children are often considered "right" and teacher "wrong", which is ridiculous from young children, and from uneducated parents.

There is the additional problem that it is getting harder and harder (money and time) to get a teaching degree and IMHO this is weeding out the wrong teachers. My favourite and most interesting, empowering, inspiring, teachers I've had through my many years of schooling were the ones that are today weeded OUT of the long hard road to becoming a teacher, and the boring, straight laced, uptight people are the ones best equipped to survive the educational training, those least gifted to actually encourage youth to learn. We have reached a sad state in the world of education  :(

Comment by David W on February 2, 2012 at 4:44pm

Jesus Chrysler, teachers (women) shouldn't be paid a'tall. 

Comment by Susan Stanko on February 2, 2012 at 4:18pm

thank you.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 2, 2012 at 3:49pm

Let me think, do I understand what he said as quoted by The Times Journal:

increasing teacher pay is against "a biblical principle" because it might attract people who otherwise wouldn't do the job.

"Teachers need to make the money that they need to make,"

"If you double a teacher's pay scale, you'll attract people who aren't called to teach ... and these teachers that are called to teach, regardless of the pay scale, they would teach. It's just in them to do. It's the ability that God give 'em."

How on earth did this man get away with such incredibly stupid statements? The voters actually voted for him? Did they understand his values? I am just dumbstruck!  

Comment by ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ on February 2, 2012 at 3:38pm

 @Susan: That's a good argument ;)

Comment by Susan Stanko on February 2, 2012 at 3:29pm

So does that mean if we lower the salary of politicians we would only have good ones?

Comment by David W on February 2, 2012 at 12:47pm

My home state! Alabama! Last and worst at something, yet again!

Comment by Sandi on February 2, 2012 at 8:34am

Shadrack McGill, Alabama State Senator, Says Keeping Teacher Pay Low 'A Biblical Principle:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/01/shadrack-mcgill-alabama-te...

State Education Rankings: The Best And Worst For Math And Science:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/11/state-education-rankings-_...

 

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