Category Archives: Creationism

The Strange Silence Of Education Reformers

Despite the ‘education reform’ movement’s fetishization of the Common Core curriculum*, they never seem to defend the integrity of school curricula. Today’s episode in non-reaction comes from Arizona (boldface mine): Arizona Superintendent Diane Douglas tapped a young-earth creationist to serve … Continue reading

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Good And Bad News About D.C.’s Charter Schools and Creationism

First, the good news (boldface mine): A D.C. public charter school network scrapped plans to award Liberty University a contract to offer online courses to high school students, including a class that would have taught them how to “apply a … Continue reading

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Nothing in Conservatism Makes Sense Except in the Light of Creationism: The Trump Edition

As always, with apologies to Theodosius Dobzhansky. It’s worth noting that Trump is essentially the Sarah Palin they’ve been waiting for. Consider this: While people have described Palin as engaging in identity politics, that sells identity politics short. Palin along … Continue reading

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Common Core, Science, and Louisiana

For the record, here’s my thoughts on the Common Core: …I don’t oppose a national curriculum or annual testing: as I’ve written repeatedly, I do think we should be using Massachusetts’ curriculum and tests (including the importance–not so important–that used* … Continue reading

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A Hugo Award Observation: The Irony of Rabid Puppies

No, I’m not referring to genuinely ill dogs–that’s just sad to even think about. Instead, I’m referring to a bunch of rightwing morons headed by a blogger known as Vox Day (SEE WHAT HE DID THERE? AND HE WILL HAVE … Continue reading

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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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