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After the big bang

by Timothy Lamer

Cover Story | Kansas public school students are back in the classroom following last month's brouhaha. The Kansas Board of Education did not ban the teaching of Darwinism,

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Circling the wagons

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | Think education is Priority One for the National Education Association? Think again: It's fighting school choice

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Lessons from Osseo

Cover Story | Minnesota reformers provide a blueprint for gaining acceptance for abstinence programs

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Plenty to rejoice about

by Susan Olasky

Cover Story | Classical Christian school integrates the well-to-do with the poor-and it's prospering

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Meeting special needs

by Susan Olasky

Cover Story | When the parents of a four-year old autistic child came to Barb Newman, a special-education teacher at Zeeland Christian School, they wanted to know if he…

In this issue: "The new school year," Sept. 11, 1999


Speedier snail mail

By Chris Stamper

National | The e-stamp, AT&T's phone, TV, and Net through one wire, and the rise of online consumer activism

Religion Notes

National | Campus crusade: No "dictators" Campus Crusade for Christ recently adopted a statement on marriage and family that is similar to a 1998 Southern Baptist…

A Christian opportunity?

By Mindy Belz

International | After the earthquake, evangelicals in Turkey strive for a better standing-benign neglect would be just fine-in a Muslim-dominated world

A presidential vacation

By Bob Jones

National | Forget Washington. Try New Hampshire, instead

Gaming the system

By Cal Thomas

National | Gambling interests hedge their political bets by playing both sides to win


His book is a bomb

By Chris Stamper

Revolutionary fiction by the Unabomber and cuisine for the bicoastal elite are acquired tastes

News & Reviews

By The Editors

Clinton and congress ready to rumble over tax relief A taxing showdown Poor President Clinton. Between all the house-hunting and fundraising for Hillary,


Return to sender. You must be morons to send me this letter! Bernard Lewinsky, father of former presidential intern Monica Lewinsky, scribbling on a…



PP and PBS About a year-and-a-half ago, I received a solicitation letter from Planned Parenthood. Puzzled as well as angry, I responded by mailing back their…


By Andrée Seu

Its lack reveals the thin veneer of civilization

Public-school god

By Joel Belz

Christians shouldn't stake their futures to such a deity

H.G. and me

By Marvin Olasky

As students begin a new year, watch for honeyed poison


Two cheers for teachers

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Despite Hollywood and the educational establishment, teachers deserve respect

TV: TV goes over the edgy

By Roy Maynard

Television | With Action, the Fox network competes with cable by breaking new ground in broadcast sleaze

Pax Americana

By Roy Maynard

Culture | New family network shies away from Christ

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