April 26th, 2006

Professional

Georgia to teach Bible lessons in Public Schools

From May 1, 2006 issue of Newsweek:
Fresh from a bruising federal court fight over the teaching of evolution, Georgia marched back into the culture wars last week when Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a bill allowing Bible classes in public high schools. An estimated 8 percent of the nation's schools offer some form of Bible study. But the Georgia law is the first to set statewide guidelines and earmark public dollars for a Bible course. Five other states are considering similar measures. Collapse )

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12440797/site/newsweek/

Can you say - separation of church & state? Apparently not if you're the Gov of Georgia!
Law dork

Conflicting messages?

So I sent out an email to some fellow law students yesterday, asking if anyone had taken classes a certain professor, because I'm trying to decide whether or not to take this Professor's class that's being offered in the fall. Well, I got back many responses, and there is a wide range of views... For example:
I've removed all incriminating information...

Response One:
"I just wanted to put in a good word for Prof XXX. I took XXX class with him last fall and I absolutely loved it. And I think he is fantastic. He's one of my favorites here."

Response Two:
"I really liked XXX class, and I really liked Prof XXX, but he is very esoteric and many students find it difficult to follow him. I think my interest in the substantive law made it easier for me to follow him."

Response Three:
"XXX class with Prof XXX is similar to having your toenails pulled out with tweezers. He is all over the place, and you basically have to teach yourself. I did not have a good experience with him."