SCS: The Accommodation Project

Here is an announcement from Secular Connexion Séculière (SCS): Secular Connexion Séculière (SCS) is providing atheist parents with information regarding accommodations to protect the right of their children to freedom from religion.   In Ontario schools accommodations are made for religious practices on a regular basis. These include dietary, dress code, … Continue reading

Saskatchewan Largest Catholic School Expansion in Its History

  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

Speaking of One School System for All: What About One Sexual Education Curriculum?

  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

“Oh Friar, damned souls use the word banishment to describe hell.”

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

Secularism and bigotry confused once again in student prayer debate

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

Alberta settles with Christian homeschooling fraudsters

The dust-up between Alberta Education and the Trinity Christian School Association has been settled, but it’s hard to get enthused about how.

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