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Education Around the Web, November 2014


Here are some education-related headlines that caught my eye this past month:

‘British values’ drive in schools undermines Christianity, says Church

Campuses will be forced to ban preachers of hate: Crackdown will also see schools, colleges and prisons ordered to put in anti-extremism policies

Cops taser, pepper-spray homeschoolers

Cult of personality: lessons for homeschoolers from Doug Phillips’ ministry

Does sex ed conference for students go too far?

GCSE failings ‘disastrous’: Education system leaves some areas of England without a single teenager passing key exams

Girl pupil, 13, raped by classmate on school grounds after sex education lesson

Harvard students take the 1964 Louisiana Literacy Test that black voters had to pass before being allowed to go to the polls – and every single person FAILED

Head of top private school says we need to teach pupils to be rebels so they will grow up to be Rosa Parks, Emmeline Pankhurst or James Dyson

Islam, anti-Semitism sneak into Tennessee textbooks

Islamic extremists infiltrating schools, university campuses and scout groups across the UK in ‘unprecedented scale’, report warns

Let primary teachers wear the veil in the classroom, says former Archbishop of Canterbury

Marine dad banned from school over Islam lessons fights back

Report: Chicago schools teaching ‘safe’ anal sex to 5th graders

Sex between 13-year-olds is NORMAL, says controversial ‘traffic light tool’ sent to schools to teach about relationships

Student told he can’t openly disagree with gay marriage in class at Jesuit college

Teachers told to get textbooks back in classrooms and stop relying on worksheets and the internet during lessons

The 12 Most Controversial Facts In Mathematics

The Fascist Approach to Education

UK gvmt tells faith-based schools they must promote gay ‘rights’

Vindictive officials seize homeschool family’s assets

Why trendy teaching is inefficient and harmful: Report says popular classroom techniques are not supported by research

You will go to hell for dancing, boy at Muslim school was told: Ofsted fears over extremist influence on pupils


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