"Sounds like a tough couple of days, Tori. It's a bit scary to think that the speakers you describe are allowed to take part in "professional development."
On Thursday I went to my school's "Founders' Day"…"
"Loren is exactly correct. Most people look at and believe "Christianity - the only correct idea." Others look at their religion the very same way, and teaching should not be about religion! America is not "one nation under god"…"
"I think it depends on your personality. I am an introvert, and have no reason to be vocally "out" (and I feel religious discussion of any kind is inappropriate at the age level I teach, elementary) .. some co workers know but only…"
"That's a great article. As a science teacher in a rural Arkansas town, I see this violated regularly. Sadly, it's the rule more than the exception in Arkansas. When you have a superintendent who also pastors at a baptist church, it's…"
"But there was no direct discussion about the idea of "Christianity = the only correct idea", and maybe there should have been.This is precisely the discussion that NEEDS to happen. Too many people think that christianity IS the culture of…"
"Ah, yeah. Good school, but it's kind of in the middle of nowhere. Burlington is barely a gas stop on the way from the Triad to the Triangle. Not much that's worth going there for, besides the university."
"My daughter matriculated at Elon University, rather in the middle of NC and a damned good school, IMHO ... and I'd bet you a cup of coffee that those she met who hadn't met a Jew or Muslim were local to the area or state.Hell, I'm…"
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