Scott Douglas Jacobsen The Catholic school system has undergone one of its largest expansions in provincial history. All funding has been paid for by the province at public expense for the schools. In a province mostly consisting of some Catholics and then everyone else, about 32% to 68%, this … Continue reading
Scott Douglas Jacobsen There has been discussion over a long time with some ‘flash-points’ about one publicly-funded education system in Canada. Organizations such as Civil Rights in Public Education (CRIPE), One Public Education Now (OPEN), One Public School System for Ontario, One School System, OneSystemSask, and others, presumably (CRIPE, … Continue reading
Scott Douglas Jacobsen There is a new course on the block on the cognitive science of religion (edX, 2017; The Ubyssey, 2017). It comes riding the wave of the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, movement continuing to make inroads into the alternate-to-Academia educational route, i.e. more affordable, more points … Continue reading
There’s been a dispute roiling in the Peel District School Board over prayer in the public schools… but not the school prayer dispute we’re used to. Usually when the topic of prayer in public schools comes up, the standard secularist line is that the students are free to pray all … Continue reading
The dust-up between Alberta Education and the Trinity Christian School Association has been settled, but it’s hard to get enthused about how.
On March 21, the BC Humanist Association sent a letter to Kevin Godden, the superintendent of the Abbotsford School District, to ask him to stop distributing Gideon Bibles and other religious materials in public schools. The BCHA makes it very clear that the distribution of Gideon Bibles and other religious … Continue reading