McCain and Obama on Faith

TIME has posted reflections on faith written by the two presumptive presidential candidates, Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain. McCain: [O]n Christmas Day, I was standing in the dirt courtyard when I saw that same guard approach me. He walked up and stood silently next to me, not looking or smiling at me. Then he […]

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TSTA Suing TEA Over Back Door Voucher Program

Last year, the Texas House voted overwhelmingly to bar public funding for any private school voucher scheme. Apparently, Texas Education Agency Commissioner Robert Scott didn’t get the memo. Recently, TEA adopted a dropout prevention plan that would allow the agency “to fund nonprofit groups as an alternative [to public schools] to educate dropouts.” Since Commissioner […]

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Focus on the Family: Pray for Rain

This video — of Focus on the Family‘s Stuart Shepard imploring the group’s followers to pray for a downpour of rain during Sen. Barack Obama’s outdoor acceptance of the Democratic presidential nomination at the party’s convention in Denver later this month — has really taken off since we ran it in today’s TFN Daily News […]

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Discovery Institute is So Wrong

Science writer Carl Zimmer has been having a back-and-forth with the Discovery Institute — the main group advocating inserting “intelligent design”/creationism into public school science classes. As Zimmer illustrates by proving each of the Discovery Institute’s employees’ arguments incorrect, one could easily conclude that DI’s support of teaching students pseudo-science is based on the simple […]

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Stand Up for Science Going Viral?

Is our Stand Up for Science campaign going viral on the Web? Recently, our campaign to prevent the State Board of Education from torpedoing Texas schools’ science curriculum appeared on Current TV’s site in a story about the attempts by the board’s far-right faction to insert religion into the classroom. Then, renowned biologist and outspoken […]

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