Christian Schools Will Gladly Accept Taxpayer Money, But Not Gay Kids

School vouchers, in theory, give low-income students the opportunity to attend the same parochial and private schools their wealthier counterparts can afford. In practice, they siphon money away from already-struggling public schools and into organizations that routinely expel kids for being gay. And no one is doing… » 10/10/13 5:50pm 10/10/13 5:50pm

Republican Horrified to Discover that Christianity Is Not the Only…

It's an honest mistake, assuming that the Constitution only protects your own personal megachurch faith. But one Louisiana Republican is learning the hard way that religious school vouchers can be used to fund education at all sorts of religious schools, even Muslim ones. And while she's totally in favor of taxpayer… » 7/06/12 11:00am 7/06/12 11:00am

School Declares War on Hugs

A charter school in America's insufferable kid and parent-related news mecca of Brooklyn has outlawed hugging in the halls between classes because school officials find the practice "distracting" for the children. Smiling, eye contact, quotes from Will Ferrell movies, and dumb made up handshakes are still allowed. But… » 4/26/12 3:30pm 4/26/12 3:30pm

NYC's New School Chancellor Is Looking At Your Shoes

"Nice shoes. You wore them the last time," former Hearst Magazines chair and newly-minted New York City Schools chancellor Cathie Black told a second-time job interviewee. » 11/19/10 12:48pm 11/19/10 12:48pm

The Nachos That Wouldn't Die: A Story Of School Lunches

New Jersey parents are calling their kids' cafeteria fare "prison food" — and as anyone who's eaten lunch in our country's public schools knows, that's not actually far off. Exhibit A: nachos. » 4/16/10 1:30pm 4/16/10 1:30pm