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Good Lord! I Mean…uh…Who Are These People?

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You've got to give social conservatives credit. They certainly know what the most important issues facing education are. In Kentucky, it's preserving the sanctity of B.C. and A.D:

The state school board on Wednesday scrapped a plan to teach
students about an alternative to the calendar terms B.C. and A.D.,
which carry religious overtones.

The board, with six new
members appointed by Gov. Ernie Fletcher, reversed a decision two
months ago that had sparked a religious debate in Kentucky.

 Just a thought…but maybe they'd like to address the fact that Kentucky's education typically ranks in the bottom half of the nation?

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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