Friday Show Notes 10-13-17
‘Scam’ superintendent trying to interest Homeshoolers in state program
A “scam” by a South Dakota school superintendent offering homeschoolers free laptops in exchange for enrolling in his district for one day has been explained. He was just hoping to interest them in a distance-learning program.
NFL members in the military
Chicago Bears quarterback Sid Luckman was one of 19 men (out of 28) from his team’s 1943 championship squad to leave for the war the following year.
Army Schedules Hearing to Consider Bergdahl Guilty Plea
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will appear before a judge next week to enter an expected guilty plea to charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.
Columbus: not as bumbling as you might think
Columbus was looking for a sea route to India and China because 40 years earlier Muslim Turks conquered Constantinople in 1453 cutting off the land routes.
Oxford Univ. Student Union Bans Christian Union From Fair, Calls Christianity ‘Excuse for Homophobia’
An Oxford University student union reportedly barred the Christian Union from setting up a stall at a college freshers’ fair, with a representative calling Christianity “an excuse for homophobia and neo-colonialism.”
Millennials Are So Terrified Of Religion They’re Developing One Around Harry Potter
Since time immemorial, people have found certain things profoundly fulfilling. Things like faith and family have helped us to look outside ourselves and to a higher power, making us feel whole.
SFUSD may cut down on tests for students
In the wake of statewide standardized testing results released last month, a San Francisco education leader is hoping to change local policies to cut down on the slew of tests students are to take throughout the school year.
A Look at the Birth of the Continental Navy
In October each year, the U.S. Navy celebrates its birthday. It has done so for 234 years, but the birth of the U.S. Navy stems from a very short, frantic, almost panicked 11 days in 1775. The result of that crisis has become the most powerful sea power in the world.