All Blog Posts Tagged 'school' (27)

No Longer Alone

  I was a Sophomore in high school when I met Richard. He was quiet, introverted, and incredibly intriguing. A year my senior, we only had a few classes together. About five months after our introduction, he confessed to me he was homosexual. We weren't fast friends exactly, but we did feel a bond that kept us challenging each other and opening our hearts.

   Richard and I…

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Added by Lydia Hickman on April 20, 2013 at 5:38pm — 1 Comment

APNewsBreak: Ohio School Says Jesus Portrait Down

A Jesus portrait that has hung in a southern Ohio school district since 1947 was taken down Wednesday, because of concerns about the potential costs of a federal lawsuit against its display.

The…

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Added by Rob Klaers on April 3, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments

How do people like this get elected..??

Louisiana Revelation: School Voucher Funding – It’s Not Just For Christians Any More

Jul 5, 2012 by Rob Boston in Wall of Separation

A member of the Louisiana House of Representatives who eagerly supported Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to fund private schools…

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Added by Rob Klaers on February 20, 2013 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Pledge of Allegiance problem in school

Hiya. My name is Ash...

I go to a high school  in the state of Georgia, and I am currently taking AP US History.

I do not say the pledge, and I do not stand.

I do not say it because I know America is not "under God" and I know there is not "liberty and justice for all."

I choose not to stand because I don't want to stand for a country, that I believe, does not stand for me.

I have not stood for the pledge since 8th grade, and I'm currently in 11th. I have never had any…

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Added by Ashley Johnson on January 13, 2013 at 7:43am — 34 Comments

Speech I gave about God

 

In my public speaking class, we were assigned to write a speech. The speech needed to use either facts or emotional appeal to persuade the audience. I wrote this in a very short amount of time. Haha... I got one slow clap by a nice girl in my class. A boy in the front row said he lost all respect for me. What do you guys think of it?













God is Imaginary



            I used to…

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Added by Ashley Johnson on January 13, 2013 at 6:51am — 1 Comment

My Education in Shambles

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 I want to be an English teacher. It's been my dream for quite a while, ever since I tutored 9th graders in 12th grade. I want to give kids a love of…

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Added by Courtney Hammett on October 1, 2012 at 4:16am — No Comments

Cheryl Washington, Texas Shekinah Learning Institute Charter Founder, Teaches Religion In School, Americans United Alleges

The Huffington Post  |  By Gregory Kristof Posted: 07/12/2012 3:31 pm Updated: 07/12/2012 3:36 pm

Religion watchdogs are warning of an amply-funded…

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Added by Rob Klaers on July 17, 2012 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Student removed from high school contest for a pro-gay remark

I just wanted to share this with everyone. The student involved in this incident is an old friend of mine, from elementary school. I haven't seen him in 3 years, but he is still very dear to me. I have personal experience with the vice principal who is the anti-gay bigot in this, Mr. Abell. He is not a good person or vice principal, I truly dislike him. You should also take the time to read some of the comments, it amazes me that some people are defending the VP for disqualifying him because…

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Added by krystal ellis on April 9, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Political correctness run amok as New York City schools ban terms like 'dinosaur' and 'Halloween' on tests

In a political correctness crackdown, the New York City Department of Education is knocking terms like 'dinosaur' back to the Stone Age.

The prehistoric creatures are among 50 terms banned from use on tests administered to students by the city.

Others include birthdays (because Jehovah's Witnesses don’t observe them),…

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Added by Rob Klaers on March 27, 2012 at 9:02pm — 13 Comments

Churches resorting to Prayer when court cases and petitions fail.

New York Times

They have tried letter-writing, petitions and a lawsuit, all to no avail. So now the Christian congregations that are weeks away from…

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Added by Rob Klaers on March 19, 2012 at 2:48pm — 4 Comments

No Evolution For You

 I recently found out my daughter's High School "science teacher" is unwilling to teach 'conventional evolution' based on her reservations about teaching a theory she doesn't believe in. I guess this is one of those things you say you saw coming but never thought would happen to you (your family). I am wondering about how best to pursue this issue. My first inclination is a scorched earth take no prisoners assault on the principals office…

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Added by Cali4niaSon on February 28, 2012 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Why not?

When I saw my friend's new uniform card, made especially for sixth-formers, I was posed with the question of "Why not?" as I looked down upon it.

In our sixth-form there is a handful of Chinese students who have come from overseas in order to be educated at our school in England. There was no problem with them as far as I could see. And yet, the staff at our school seem to think otherwise.

The card my friend was given was green, with a 5 x 5 box, all titled appropriately. If…

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Added by Euan Franklin on January 12, 2012 at 12:46pm — 1 Comment

Submitting an complaint to the FL ACLU

Dear members:

I have been trying to submit a complaint to the FL ACLU and need "witness (people who have heard the complaint)"  which includes their full contact information. I'd also like your input, information from anyone who has dealt with the ACLU before, and contact information from anyone who…

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Added by Dan Z on November 6, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Bully Culture

I was homeschooled, then attended Christian school, then went to 2 public elementary schools, 3 public middle schools, 3 public high schools (including 1 magnet school) and finally, GED school. We moved a lot. I had the un-enviable experience of being the New Kid many, many times growing up. In some schools I was bullied, but at others I wasn't.



School culture plays a huge role in the degree of bullying that goes on. Surely some teacher or gym coach at that Iowa elementary school… Continue

Added by Angie the Anti-Theist on June 20, 2011 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Damon Fowler- An Atheist Hero

Damon Fowler, a high school senior at Bastrop High School in Louisiana, is being called an Atheist Hero in many forums and blogs this morning. Damon called for his school not to use a Christian prayer during their graduation ceremony, citing Louisiana law. Due to a threat of the ACLU, the school district decided to remove the prayer from their graduation program...but things only got worse for Damon. He has received death threats from other students, been slandered by his teacher, and has…

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Added by Scarlette Blues on May 20, 2011 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Brilliant? Hardly!!

I guess theists find these two questions "brilliant":

 

-Why do I have to swear on the Bible in court when the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed outside?

-Why is it our children can't read the Bible in school, but they can in prison?

(note: the capitalization is not mine. I copy/pasted.)

 

I think these are supposed to provoke thought or something. I came up with this:

 

First of all, no one has to swear on a bible in court. You take…

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Added by Mallory on May 15, 2011 at 5:10pm — 2 Comments

Why do they hate mormons?

So here's my little story.

The other day my buddy wants to take me to lunch at a local Mexican restaurant.  So I show up a little early, sit down, and order a Corona.  As I'm munching on some chips and salsa, I overhear the daughter of a couple at the next table say "I don't understand why the kids at school hate Mormons so much."

After that they were talking fairly hushed so I couldn't hear much after that.  I wanted to say, "Well they probably hate atheists more and why do…

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Added by Chuck B. on May 15, 2011 at 2:09pm — 3 Comments

"BORING!" - A short rant about what is wrong with American Education.

American education has a reputation for being abysmal for a developed country. There are many factors that go into this... but one that is not addressed enough is the problem of "parrot learning." In recent years american citizens, parents, and educators have started to learn about this deep problem [at least they have found the tip of the iceberg] - standardized tests. The SAT has come under fire - which it deserves - because it promotes parrot learning. It encourages children to memorize…

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Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on March 13, 2011 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Believe it or not, this is the last thing I expected...

I am at my last school before college. It's just the beginning of the year. It's a small school, only 8 kids including me. My atheism came up in conversation once, I thought they wouldn't remember it. They talk about their churches and what they do there. All. The Time. I was starting to get used to it, until one kid said "At my church we watched this video that says when an atheist comes up to you and gives you proof that God doesn't exist, it's actually like, proof that he does exist." Yes, I… Continue

Added by Juju on September 22, 2010 at 7:14pm — 14 Comments

Let’s REGRESS…not PROGRESS!

I live in Texas.

I’ve always been an atheist.

All my life I’ve had to put up with these bible pounding clowns who think their “Manure” does not stink.

Well it does.

I’ve seen these clown just ruin a college.

At first there were no preachers on the Board of Regents.

Then one day there was one.

Then two.

The next thing you knew all the Regents were preachers.

That lead to the demise of the college.

It lost it’s… Continue

Added by Rick on May 25, 2010 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

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