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Ashley Bateman

Virginia School District Removes Classic Literature from Classrooms, Sparking Protest

Ashley Bateman, A group of community members gathered to protest a Virginia school district’s decision to remove two classic novels from a public school’s classrooms. Accomack County Public Schools Superintendent Chris Holland banned The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird in November 2016, following a parent’s complaint the books contain “racial slurs”

Religious Education Has Benefits Secular Ed Lacks

Ashley Bateman, Having students think about religion increases their political tolerance and ability to delay gratification, new research suggests. The study’s conclusions call into question choice programs that tend to favor public charter schools over private schools. The study, titled “Losing My Religion? The Impact of Spiritual Cues on Noncognitive Skills,” published in October 2016,