An elementary school in Maine has garnered outrage from parents for reading to first graders a children's book featuring a transgendered character.
Horace Mitchell Primary School of Kittery Point became the subject of controversy after a guidance counselor read the book "I Am Jazz," in which the main character has "a girl's brain in a boy's body," to the children.
Last week, a concerned parent whose 7-year-old child is enrolled at Mitchell Primary helped the story make national headlines when she emailed conservative pundit Sean Hannity of Fox News, who posted the email online. more >>
Harvard University was founded in 1636 with a clear Christian mission statement: "To be plainly instructed and consider well that the main end of your life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ." Today, Harvard's purpose is starkly different. No longer upholding a mission statement citing Jesus Christ, the university only expresses that its charge is "to educate the citizens and citizen-leaders for our society."
A bastion of liberal secular education, Harvard University is certainly not the most open environment to Christian faith and values. The same is said of Yale, Dartmouth, and Princeton. Still, God is working within Harvard University and America's Ivy League universities.
Harvard is a mission field for ministry leaders like Jerry and Judy Ball. Known as "Papa" and "Mama" to hundreds of students across the nation, the North Carolina couple felt a burning desire to organize a multi-generational Bible study and prayer ministry specifically for Harvard and other Ivy League students, campus ministers, staff and faculty. Called Ignite Ivy America, the Ball's student ministry is an annually gathers Ivy League students living in thoroughly secular environments together to "encounter Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit." more >>
Two masked gunmen on motorcycles, believed to be Muslim, open fired on the campus of a Pakistani Catholic school in Lahore Friday morning, injuring one Christian student and two security guards.
The two gunmen began firing at the campus of St. Franciscan High School in the Behar colony of Lahore, the second largest Christian residential area in Pakistan, around 10:30 a.m. The masked perpetrators were able to race away on their motorcycles and were not identified.
Police have begun an investigation into the attack on the school, according to prominent Pakistani human rights attorney Sardar Mushtaq Gill, who told The Christian Post that the school shooting is yet another attack on the Lahore Christian community following the Youhanabad lynchings of two Muslims thought to be involved in the mid-march Taliban bombings of two Christian churches. more >>
Which presidential candidate is most likely to be tripped up by their position on the Common Core? Jeb Bush comes to mind, of course. Yet the candidate whose support for Common Core could be most personally perilous—and most consequential for the larger 2016 race—is Hillary Clinton.
Yesterday, Clinton effectively endorsed the Common Core. Yes, she threw a bone to liberal opponents of Common Core by calling on teachers to "lead the way" in further developing these national standards. It's obvious from Clinton's overall remarks, however, that she supports Common Core.
That is hardly surprising, since Bill and Hillary Clinton both strongly supported Goals 2000, the de facto national education standards that were a kind of stillborn predecessor to the Common Core. Like Common Core, Goals 2000 amounted to a roundabout strategy for nationalizing American education, using federal grants to states as lures. And as with Common Core, GOP establishment politicians and businesses generally supported Goals 2000, while a phalanx of grassroots opponents fighting to defend the principle of local control ultimately shut the Clinton plan down. more >>
Higher education professionals are dismayed at the growing number of students who expect their universities to protect their tender emotions from over-stimulation.
If you graduated from college in the previous millennium, you may be unaware that many students now believe that college professors and administrators should protect them from, rather than expose them to, ideas they disagree with, especially ideas that disturb them.
Spring break debauchery might have reached an all-time high as a video showing the gang rape of a 19-year-old girl in Panama City went viral earlier this week and is shining the spotlight on a Florida city that needs to crack down on the college vacation.
Authorities claim that this is not the first tape they have found showing this type of crime and explained that this is an ongoing problem with spring breakers.
"This is not the first video we've recovered. It's not the second video. It's not the third video," Bay County Sherriff Frank McKeithen told CNN. "There's a number of videos we've recovered with things similar to this, and I can only imagine how many things we haven't recovered." more >>