Houston Voters Speak Up

Houston voters turned out last week to reject an ordinance that would have established protections from discrimination for gay and transgender residents. The ordinance would have made it illegal to discriminate against “protected characteristics” such as sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Opponents of the measure argued that the gender identity protection would allow sexual predators to use women’s bathrooms.

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Department of Education Spending Up, Scores Down

Imagine you started a job in 2008 and by 2015 you increased your spending by $21 billion, but your work was substandard and your performance was poor. Do you think you should be allowed to continue to do the job?

The Department of Education thinks it should not only continue but also expand! Their 2008 budget was $56 billion. The most recent budget was $77 billion—an increase of $21 billion.

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Locker Room Battles

The US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights found "a preponderance of evidence" that Township High School District 211 in Palatine, Illinois, violated Title IX by barring a transgender student from using the girls' locker room.

That’s right. A high school violates federal law if it bars a transgender student from using the girls’ locker room!

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Mommy, Teacher Says God Is a Myth

A twelve-year-old student was learning about the difference between fact and opinion. She was asked to identify whether the statement “there is a God” was fact or opinion. 

The student said it was a fact. The teacher told the class it was a myth and wrong to present the idea of God as fact.

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