Research on children raised without religion finds them unusually empathic, independent, tolerant, and moral: ow.ly/Iz0WL
Those who like to talk about “preparing kids for the real world” rarely seem concerned about preparing kids to improve that world
“Lecturing is obviously a very comfortable mode of teaching. After all, monologue is much less risky than dialogue” -Chet Meyers
Re #Scalia - Mark Twain said, "I've never wished a man dead, but I have read some obituaries with great pleasure"
Give credit where it's due: Standardized tests are impressively accurate measures … of the size of the houses near a given school