By Caitlin Emma
With help from Eliza Collins, Allie Grasgreen, Maggie Severns and Stephanie Simon
AFTER THE STIMULUS: Federal revenues for public elementary and secondary education dropped by a whopping 21.5 percent in fiscal year 2012. The numbers are laid out in reports today by the National Center for Education Statistics. While it's a major plunge, it's mostly attributed…Continue
I like to think the U.S.A. is the greatest country in the world. I have heard it said, over and over. However, when I look around at the events and systems that hold our culture together, I know it is not true ... at least not now ... maybe never. We started out as a slave holding nation, which gives lie to the Declaration of Independence; we were founded on the principles of white, male, landowners as citizens, when suggested U.S. isn't a nation of the free, and we only made citizens of…Continue
Violence after violence impacted my development. Those episodes developed defenses in me and impacted the ways I think and feel and act. Why? Who benefited by the violence? Who paid the price for each experience? Do other families have such memories? What makes a family healthy?
I am a citizen of the United States of America, a questioner, doubter, thinker, dreamer, visionary. I know the feeling of fear and helplessness.…Continue
The Pathfinders Project team are currently serving at KHPS where they are volunteering to teach children subjects Mathematics, English, Science, Computer skills and Humanist values. An article about them appeared on the Friendly Atheist Blog . Read out the article on the link…Continue
Added by Bud the Wonderer on December 21, 2012 at 5:53am — No Comments
Private unaccredited religious education is really messed up. Two of the main reasons for sending ones children to such a school are 1. to isolate and indoctrinate, 2. to reform children who have been kicked out of public school. These go together well. When teaching their children how evil the outside world is they only have to point to the very troubled second group and say, "See them? That is how the world without God will make you". That is just from my experience and I do not have any…Continue
Added by Timothy Allman on July 26, 2012 at 8:13am — No Comments
Hello my friends on Atheist Nexus, am updating you on the progress of the school project.
Normal lessons are being conducted and towards the middle of May, we received a volunteer at the school to orientate both our teachers and the students on computer skills. The program is already in progress and our students are so excited and fully committed towards attaining these skills.
The Godless Poutine based in Canada is running a one o one interview of both the School Director, The…Continue
Added by Bwambale Robert on June 14, 2012 at 4:22am — No Comments
Clinicians are vulnerable too...
Beware of tendecy to see relationships that you expect to see or that are supported by striking examples readily available in your memory. Rely on your notes more than your memory. Recognize that hindsight is seductive: It can lead you to feel overconfident and sometimes to judge yourself too harshly for not having foreseen…
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on June 3, 2012 at 7:59am — No Comments
Today Romney made the arguement that classroom size does not matter. I am very interested in the average class size his children have sustained during their education. I believe this is another attack on education by the republicans to dismantle public school education in America.
Over the next few weeks I will focus on people who are making a difference for others. They are examples of…Continue
Added by Godless Poutine on May 22, 2012 at 3:53pm — No Comments
"Personally, do you consider yourself to be a religious person? (Total % YES)"
This last weekend I was at the pharmacy waiting for a…Continue
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on March 11, 2012 at 8:03am — No Comments
The school is now in its second year of operation.
The school now runs classes from Nursery - Primary Seven.
The number of students enrolled at the school has increased from 245 at the close of last year to 331 at present in First Term 2012.
The school now has a page on Facebook and wellwishers and friends of the school can visit and like the page through this link…Continue
Kasese Humanist Primary School pupils on 21st February 2012 had smiles on their faces as they were supplied with Brand New Pens from Pen for Kids Organization based in the United Kingdom. The shipment of pens amounted to 4000 enclosed in 4 separate boxes with each containing a 1000 pens.
The pens were received by the School Project Director Mr Bwambale Robert and the shipment had been sent by TNT World Express who delivered the shipment to Entebbe and later after clearance with the…Continue
Added by Bwambale Robert on February 22, 2012 at 3:51am — No Comments
This is what happens when you lower your standards; and go all creepy mythic old-school tradition ways..
figure. 1 yikes!
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 11, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments
The University of California at Berkeley has chosen Google over Microsoft for its campus-wide email and calendar services, and it will tell you why — in great detail.
Google and Microsoft are locked in a battle for the hearts and minds of businesses, government agencies, and schools across the globe, each touting its own suite of business applications as the greatest thing since sliced bread. Sometimes, Google wins, and sometimes Microsoft. But Berkeley’s choice is worth noting…Continue
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on December 24, 2011 at 7:17am — No Comments
The unemployment rate for 16-23 year olds is the highest it's been in a generation in the UK, with record numbers of university graduates and school levers going straight on the doll. Even though this feels like a fairly recent news story, caused by raised tuition fees and extensive cuts implamented or planned by the fairly new coalition government, it really has been a growing problem for many years now. I graduated university in the year 2009, which, at the time, was considered the worst…Continue
On Tuesday 31st May 2011, we hosted a local pastor at the school who was moving from school to school conveying the "good news" to students, he said that he visits schools, prisons,hospitals speaking out the news to all people.
As a Humanist School we are tolerant to people's beliefs and okayed him to speak to the children. You can follow what transpired at the meeting here…Continue