On 9th August Time magazine published a really great article titled “How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News“. I can highly recommend reading. It dives below the surface into the heart of the problem and is not simply another article having a bit of a moan about it all. I have one huge … Read more Your Fake News problem is not just “them” it’s you.
In a very Cult-of-Trump move, four well-known Republican Senators have collaborated and conspired to keep people ignorant. The story comes via Mother Jones where an article by Dan Spinilli puts it like this … These 4 GOP Senators Are Shocked that the National Science Foundation Encourages Science Education So they are asking for an investigation. … Read more 4 GOP Senators conspire to attack evidence-based science
The subject line “Children ‘at risk’ in Christian fundamentalist schools in the UK” might appear to be an anti-religious rant, but this an official warning that has been issued by Ofsted as part of their response to evidence raised by journalists working for the UK’s Independent. Previous Revelations In June 2016, The Independent ran this story … … Read more Children ‘at risk’ in Christian fundamentalist schools in the UK
The TL;DR; answer is no, it does not work. In 2007 the federal government commissioned a study to look into it all, and the results are here in a PDF. The executive summary lays it all out quite well, and basically reveals that the millions they spend promoting an abstinence education policy was completely wasted because … Read more Does abstinence-only sex education work?
Atheist Ireland reports on the latest developments … It is increasingly clear that the Catholic Church will not divest any schools to other patron bodies unless they are forced to do so. In fact they have reinforced their position of opposing human rights standards in education, by rejecting the Toledo Guiding Principles. Even Prof John Coolahan … Read more Catholic Church refuses to divest schools or respect human rights in Ireland
As reported by the National Secular Society, there have been more revelations regarding the bizarre ethos that pervades the Islamic Free school in the UK city of Derby … As previously reported, concerns have been raised that female staff are being forced to wear head coverings, even if they aren’t Muslim. However, it has now … Read more State Funded Islamic Free Schools in the UK are a complete disaster