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Local Option Error: N.J. Gov. Says School Boards Can Promote Creationism

If it were left up to Gov. Chris Christie, public education in New Jersey would be a free-for-all.

At a town hall in Manalapan, N.J., last week, Christie said he believes public school districts should get to determine whether to teach creationism in science classes because that’s a decision that should be made “at the local level.”

When asked at a press conference yesterday about this issue again, Christie reiterated his stance. Read more

Reading, Writing And Scientology?: ‘Bart Simpson’ Argues For Church-Affiliated Program In Schools – And We Have A Cow, Man

Bart Simpson showed up at the Illinois legislature yesterday to lobby for character education in the public schools.

Well, not Bart himself. It was Nancy Cartwright, the actress who does Bart’s voice on the Fox cartoon comedy “The Simpsons.” Read more

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