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Odessa Case Update

Things are proceeding in the Odessa NCBCPS case and I got my hands on the first few documents filed by both sides in the case. As I reported previously, the school board, represented by the Liberty Legal Institute, has filed several motions. The first is a Rule 68 offer of judgment. This document is not…

New Developments in Odessa Case

A couple new developments in the NCBCPS case in Odessa, Texas. The school board there has elected new officers (not new members). Carol Gregg has replaced Randy Rives as board president and Butch Foreman is the new vice president. Foreman is shaping up to be the Bill Buckingham of this case, a man prone to…

The National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools (NCBCPS), as I’ve reported here many times, is a virtual Who’s Who of the religious right and the historical ignorance found both in the curriculum and in their other materials is exactly one would expect. For instance, look at this page on the Founding Fathers, where…

In yet another similarity to the Dover case, the Ector County Independent School District (ECISD) will be defended in court free of charge by a religious right legal group, the Liberty Legal Institute. LLI should not be confused with Liberty Counsel, a more prominent religious right legal group affiliated with Jerry Falwell and Liberty University.…

As things begin to heat up over the lawsuit to stop the highly sectarian Bible curriculum in Odessa, Texas, one courageous teacher in the district is taking a public stand. Her name is Lisa Roth and she is Jewish. She wrote a letter to the local newspaper trying to inform the citizens of the area…