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Texas School District Changes Graduation Venue after Atheist Group’s Protests

A North Texas school district announced it will move its upcoming high school graduation from its current location at an area megachurch to a secular venue. They say it has nothing to do with religion, only convenience. The pastor of the church says otherwise, calling it a “cowardly decision” and an “attack on religious freedom.”

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Camille Paglia: Public Schools Creating Students Who ‘Know Nothing’

Camille Paglia says the current generation of hyper-sensitive, safety-seeking college students was gradually created by the downward spiral of public education that has left them ignorant of history and geography and focused, instead, on viewing America as an evil nation.

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Texas Public Education ‘Fixtures’ Not Seeking Re-Election, Gone for Good?

Two prominent and often controversial fixtures affiliated with Texas public education announced back-to-back that they would not seek re-election when their terms end next year — Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock (R-Killeen), the state House Public Education Committee chair over the past two legislative sessions, and Thomas Ratliff (R-Mt. Pleasant), Vice Chair of the State Board of Education (SBOE).

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Texas Governor Signs ‘Emergency’ Pre-K Bill into Law

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill 4, the signature legislation of his emergency early childhood education initiative. The bill establishes a grant program that sets aside $130 million over two years for public school districts to improve the quality and accountability of the state’s pre-Kindergarten or “pre-K” programs.