Category Archives: Creationism

Education ‘Reform’ Isn’t About the Kids: The Texas Schoolbook Edition

Here’s something you won’t hear any of the education reformers getting worked up about (boldface mine): During a months-long process, publishers made a number of improvements to their textbooks. Those improvements included removing inaccurate information promoting climate change denialism; deleting … Continue reading

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‘Reformers’ Force Ohioans to Choose Between Creationism and Crappy Math and Reading Curricula

A while ago, I gave Ohio kudos for ditching the shitty Common Core standards* and adopting Massachusetts’ standards, based on the notion that we should adopt standards used by one of the best education systems in the world, rather than … Continue reading

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Does Teh Stoopid Have an Asymptote?

In response to a National Review article somehow blaming the NFL’s problems on Obama (?!?), over at the Great Orange Satan, Hunter wonders if we will ever reach peak stupid (boldface mine): I keep saying this, and I keep being … Continue reading

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You Know Who Else Banned the Teaching of Evolution?

No, not Hitler, ISIL (boldface mine): The new Mosul curriculum, allegedly issued by al-Baghdadi himself, stresses that any reference to the republics of Iraq or Syria must be replaced with “Islamic State.” Pictures that violate its ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam … Continue reading

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Nothing in Movement Conservativism Makes Sense Except in the Light of Creationism: The Anne Arundel County Edition

Amidst all of the blather about the ‘libertarian moment‘ and the ‘reformicons’ (DOES REIHAN SALAM TURN INTO A FIGHTER JET?), it’s worth remembering that conservatism isn’t defined by what some high-end reporter or pundit thinks it is, conservatism is defined … Continue reading

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The Theocratic Right and Teacher Tenure

As we’ve discussed many times here, that education ‘reformers’ have nothing to say about the infiltration of creationism into school curricula–and even align themselves who those who either cynically abet or outright support the bastardization of our science curricula–is something … Continue reading

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How You Know the Philosophy of Education ‘Reform’ Is Bankrupt

Because this is clearly the fault of teachers unions and low expectations (boldface mine): In November 2013 the Texas State Board of Education adopted new science standards for its textbooks that will bring evolution into the Texas public school classroom… … Continue reading

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