Dr. Melissa Deckman is a Professor of Political Science at Washington College and a PRRI Affiliated Scholar. Her research interests center on the intersection of religion, women, and politics. She has written in the past about the Christian Right’s participation in school board politics. Her most recent work is as co-editor and contributor to Curriculum and the Culture Wars: Debating the Bible’s Place in Public Schools. PRRI sat down with Dr. Deckman to discuss the significance of the book.
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Who knew Winnie the Pooh and Tigger were so controversial? China. China knew.
The 54 percent of Americans who believe that women are naturally better suited to raise children may be surprised by this new study, which shows male rodents as being capable of nurturing in the same way as females after spending time with their young.
Melissa Deckman, PRRI affiliated scholar, offers interesting insight on the role of religion in the public school system 50 years after the U.S. Supreme Court banned school prayer.
Which year was the best for the Beatles? One expert offers an unexpected answer.
Most of us would be thrilled to be alive and in good health at the age of 91. Not Sy Perlis, who just set an impressive and surprising new world record.