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Public libraries face new attacks from conservative Christians

Reading Time: 4 minutes A few stories about conservative Christians coming after public libraries: Voters in Jamestown Township, Michigan chose to defund the library, depriving it of 84% of its 2023 budget. Unless that decision is reversed, the Patmos Library will be forced to shut down sometime next year. The reason the vote failed? Because conservative Christians in the […]

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Kansas school board upholds anti-‘Satanism’ dress code

Reading Time: 5 minutes Two weeks after initially signaling that they would revise their dress code to remove a discriminatory ban on “Satanism,” the Hays USD 489 Board of Education in Kansas has unfortunately chosen to leave the ban in place. The issue surrounds the dress code in the district’s middle and elementary school handbooks. (The high school doesn’t […]

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Why letting veterans teach without degrees is a bad idea

Reading Time: 2 minutes As reported in MilitaryTimes on Tuesday, Florida’s Department of Education announced that in an attempt to fill 9,000 teaching vacancies, veterans can now receive a five-year voucher to teach without a degree. This is part of Florida’s statewide expanded career and workforce opportunities for military veterans that is budgeted at $8.6 million. These vouchers would […]

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A Satanist got a Kansas school to rethink its anti-‘Satanism’ dress code

Reading Time: 3 minutes Most school districts have rules about how students’ clothing shouldn’t be revealing, or sex-related, or suggestive of “gang affiliation.” No surprise there. But the dress code for Hays Middle School in Kansas specifically bans references to “Satanism.” Similar language is used in the district’s middle and elementary school handbooks. (The high school doesn’t have the same […]

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31 former students sue Seventh-day Adventist school for child abuse

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dozens of lawsuits have just been filed against Miracle Meadows School, a Seventh-day Adventist-run alternative school in Salem, West Virginia that has become synonymous with abuse and neglect. It comes after a previous group of students sued the school for similar reasons and came away with a hefty settlement. Miracle Meadows first made headlines for […]