All the words are gonna bleed from me, and I will think no more...
On November 17, 1980, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Stone v. Graham - a case involving the required posting of the Ten Commandments on the wall of every classroom in Kentucky.
Way back in 1875, President Ulysses S. Grant called for a Constitutional amendment that would mandate free public schools and prohibit the use of public money for “sectarian” purposes.
The race to replace Senator Clark Jolley (R), who has reached his term-limited 12th year holding elected office in Oklahoma, has been… interesting, to say the least.
Stuff you simply MUST NOT MISS from the past week in Edu-Bloggery...
*Dramatic Voice* Previously, on Blue Cereal Education…
I recently proffered a brief overview of the whole ‘Wall of Separation’ idea in American jurisprudence, then dove into a few early Supreme Court Cases involving religion and public schools.
When she was five years old, just starting kindergarten in Cleveland, Ohio, she discovered that the school library would only check out books deemed ‘age appropriate’ for the student. What no doubt had begun with good intentions had become policy, and policy had become doctrine. That’s the kind of thing that used to happen in education, long ago. It led to some pretty silly rules. Way back in the day.
Sometimes we need a little help to cut through the clutter and decipher the nonsense.
But fret not, my #11FF - I'm here for you.
Kayla was a student of mine about a thousand years ago, and even back then it was pretty clear she wasn't even remotely normal.
This was and is mostly a good thing.
As she became a real person over time, she grew up in knowledge and wisdom, experience and style. Her passion, however, has been there at least since she was 14. Of that, I can assure you.