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Education Reporter
NUMBER 309 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS OCTOBER 2011

Education Briefs 
The Thomas More Law Center plans to appeal a recent ruling by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that banished a banner bearing the national motto, "In God We Trust," from a San Diego teacher's classroom. "Astonishingly, [school] officials left untouched classroom displays by other teachers that included Dalai Lama and Malcom X posters, Tibetan prayer flags, anti-religious song lyrics, and gay and lesbian promotional materials," the announcement from the law center said. (wnd.com, 9-19-11)

New Jersey school superintendent Chuck Earling apologized to parents for including books that included drug use, a homosexual orgy, and graphic depictions of lesbian sex between a minor and an adult on a required summer reading list for middle school and high school students. Earling said the reading list was compiled by a committee made up of teachers, administrators, and librarians, and was ultimately approved by the board of education. Only about a dozen people actually complained, according to the superintendent. (FoxNews.com, 8-23-11)

Only 20% of University of Texas at Austin professors teach 57% of students, according to The Center for College Affordability. The same 20% of faculty also accounted for 18% of campus research funding, suggesting that greater teaching loads don't necessarily jeopardize research status. The study raises questions about efficiency and waste at public universities in Texas and around the nation as tuition costs continue to soar. "If the bottom 80% were half as productive in their teaching as the top 20%, tuition could be cut in half," said the announcement from the Center. (5-24-11)
Ocotber 2011 Education Reporter
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