6:01 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

New Teacher Dismissal Bill Deal Has Governor's Support

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After three years of bitter disputes, there appears to be a deal in the California legislature on a bill that would make it easier for school districts to fire teachers accused of abusing students.  But as Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, not all education groups are on board.

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Zocalo Public Square
6:33 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Commentary: Does Teaching Yoga In Schools Promote Religion?

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Is teaching yoga to kids a form of religious indoctrination? About a month ago, a California judge ruled that yoga could be taught at the Encinitas Union School District without violating the constitutional separation of church and state.  But the plaintiffs will probably appeal the decision. The story hit home for me, because I’ve been one of those skeptics of yoga—and I’ve also been a yoga instructor.

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