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My $1000 Bet: No Teacher is Going to Be Shot at Holding a Bulletproof Whiteboard in 2014

As I noted yesterday, the latest report on school violence from the Bureau of Justice Statistics has been released. As the data in that report show, the in-school homicide rate in 2010-2011 was 0.00002%; in other words, a child’s chance of being killed in school during that year was 1 in 4.5 million.

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Paging Blaise Pascal… Rick Warren Makes a Foolish Bet on Baby Jesus

Christmas Day is a fitting time to note that Rick Warren isn’t just a religious, sexual and gender bigot; he’s also got a bad gambling habit. I’m talking about Pascal’s Wager, which Warren invokes as his closing argument against atheism in Newsweek. This is why Rick Warren says he is a Christian:

We’re both betting. [...]