They are teenagers - a subspecies of humans widely known for doing stupid things. These kids likely are scared shirtless right now. Best thing to do is send them home to their parents and let it pass. This does not deserve criminal or civil action. View Comment
Entertainer? Obviously. Advocate? Most certainly. Scientist? Ah, no. The message is an important one, and he does a great job. But anyone who advocates rational thinking can deliver this message with credibility, not only scientists. And alas, Bill Nye, the science guy, is not a scientist guy. View Comment
"A pedestrian traffic sign went through the windshield of the bus, and a "No Turn on Red" sign was sticking out from underneath the bus, police said. . . the driver . . . said he did not know how the accident occurred."
This article needs some photos! And no field sobriety test?
I think you are confused. Are there public schools that are failing - that is, do a poor job at their assigned missions? Of course. But "failing public schools" are concentrated in places where most students come from poor families, principally urban areas. However these are not the parents who choose to home school their kids - these are the parents who already work 2 jobs and recognize they are not equipped to be effective educators as well. These are parents who, if involved, are more likely to seek to make their kids' schools better. Rather, surveys have shown that 75% of home schooling families make their choice principally for religious purposes. The mythology of "America's schools are failing" is a deception promoted by right wing and religious fanatics who oppose secular public school education. View Comment
Actually, it is true:
fanatics see any form of thinking different from their own as detrimental. View Comment
The majority of home school situations are seriously creepy. Most of the time it's parents who are religious fanatics determined to brainwash their kids while preventing them from being exposed to any outside influence, from learning critical thinking skills such as to challenge dogma, and from learning science. Seriously creepy. Taxpayers never should be subsidizing that kind of child abuse, it's bad enough it's tolerated at all. View Comment
Why is the state involved in this activity? Further: "Single-family homeowners must live in the property at least 14 days per year." What?
Malloy is an idiot, and he will serve only one term as governor before he moves to Washington for his next job of blather. View Comment