For some reason, when it comes to private school vouchers, state legislators can't seem to give it a rest.
Georgia's Senate Education and Youth Committee held a hearing yesterday to consider SB 90, which would make tuition vouchers available to virtually any student in the state.
"No thanks, New Orleans."
The Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) coined this phrase on its Web site this week, and it could quickly become the new catch phrase for scientists, educators and civil liberties groups across the country.
President Barack Obama's reluctance to overturn a Bush-era executive order permitting religious bias in federally funded "faith-based" programs is not going unnoticed.
Religion is a controversial thing, isn't it? Especially when it occurs in a political or governmental context.
Exhibit A today is the flap over a minister's opening prayer at the Oklahoma House.
This morning, I started off my work day by taking a call from a "concerned citizen."
Tomorrow is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. There has been a lot of interest in this important anniversary among the media, and some editors and reporters are using the occasion to re-examine the issue of teaching evolution in the public schools.
Some ideas don't improve well with age. Consider the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA).
This Thursday is "Darwin Day," an occasion when scientists all over the world will celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin.