Culture

The California Federation of Teachers, a branch of the AFL-CIO, recently adopted a resolution of support for convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. The resolution was one of 30 adopted at the CFT’s 2011 convention, most of which pertained to the negotiations of teachers' benefits and student achievement.

Elissaios Papyrakis as the University of East Anglia has come out with a report that suggests that fewer and fewer young people are attending church, while the longer people live, the greater the drop in the percentage of those who call themselves religious. According to the data Papyrakis used, which was collected from the World Value Survey Dataset and the World Bank, each extra 10 years of life expectancy correlated to an 8.4 percent drop in religious belief.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a conspicuous and consistent defender of abortion "rights," will host an event for alumni of Jesuit-run Georgetown University on April 30 in San Francisco, LifeSiteNews.com has reported.

Late last week, the lower chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly passed a bill preventing public school administrators from obstructing the efforts of any teacher to help:

… students understand, analyze, critique, and review in an objective manner the scientific strengths and scientific weaknesses of existing scientific theories covered in the course being taught, such as evolution and global warming.

The federal government is now spending close to $70 billion a year to support a criminal enterprise in America, said Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld, an educational consultant and author of Revolution via Education And Other Essays. The "criminal enterprise" of which he speaks is the American public school system and $70 billion is the annual budget of the U.S. Department of Education. Speaking before about 20 people at a John Birch Society breakfast meeting at the Common Man Restaurant in Concord, NH Saturday morning, Blumenfeld counted a number of crimes being committed in the name of education in America, starting with treason.

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