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Radio Freethinker Episode 173 – Dis-Education Edition

Posted by Don McLenaghen on July 3, 2012

This week:

– Hitting kids crazy,

– What’s to hate about standardized testing, and

– Dis-education – A look at the harms of Christian home schooling

Download the episode here!


Hitting you kids crazy

We talk about a new study about the correlation between mental illness and levels of corporal punishment on children.  

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What’s to hate about standardized testing?

Responding to an article published in Washington Post, we discuss the pros and cons of standardized testing. And yes, there will be an exam on this.

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Dis-education – A look at the harms of Christian home schooling

We take an extended look at the ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) curriculum and what some home schooling text-book are actually teach our children about the physical sciences as well as the social sciences.

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Skeptical Highlights:

Mind Lab

“Mind Lab,” laboratory of the mind, houses four short introductory movies and sixteen trials with those you can experience visual phenomena and illusions used for study in psychological experiments.

Mind Lab


The Skeptical Studies Curriculum Resource Center – has released a new resource for teachers and skeptics for class rooms and public education. THE SKEPTICAL STUDIES CURRICULUM RESOURCE CENTER its a comprehensive, free repository of resources for teaching students how to think skeptically. This Center contains an ever-growing selection of books, reading lists, course syllabi, in-class exercises, PowerPoint presentations, student projects, papers, and videos that you may download and use in your own classes.



2 Responses to “Radio Freethinker Episode 173 – Dis-Education Edition”

  1. Hi guys. This is my first time listening to Radio Freethinker. I loved the show. I thought it was a really high level of discussion, and a broader range of topics than some freethought podcasts I’ve heard.

    Thanks for linking to my blog (that’s how I discovered you). I’ve had a fair bit of traffic from it.

  2. […] Last week, they discussed corporal punishment, standardised testing… and ACE! […]

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