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Andrew L. Schlafly


I do teaching writing.
—-Andy Schlafly, B.S.E., J.D.

Andrew Layton Schlafly (born April 27, 1961) is a lawyer and homeschool teacher in his home state of New Jersey, where he has taught at least 250 homeschooled teenagers since 2002.[1][2]

He is also the founder of a website called Conservapedia, which promotes staunchly conservative Republican and American-exceptionalist values, and a strictly young Earth creationist view of the history of our universe, planet, and life. Intended as an educational resource and promoted as "The Trustworthy Encyclopedia", Conservapedia has caused great controversy in print,[3][4][5] on the radio,[6][7] and online, primarily over the accuracy of the information that it provides.

Contents

Background

Personal life

Born in Alton, Illinois, Andrew Schlafly is the son of John Fred Schlafly Jr. (1909-1993), a conservative lawyer, and Phyllis Schlafly (née Stewart in 1924), a conservative activist and founder of the Eagle Forum. Their six children were homeschooled until the age of seven.[8] Andrew may have later attended Saint Louis Priory School, a private Catholic boys' school, graduating in 1978.[9]

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He graduated from Princeton University in 1981 with a B.S.E. cum laude in electrical engineering.[10][11] He went on to study law and earn a J.D. from Harvard Law School (1991), where he graduated magna cum laude.[11] He was a member of the editorial board of the Harvard Law Review (at the same time as President Barack Obama, who was Editor-In-Chief of the journal), and he clerked for a federal appellate judge in Washington, D.C.

He married Catherine Agneta Kosarek at a Roman Catholic ceremony in 1984. Ms. Kosarek was a fourth-year medical student at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and also a Princeton graduate.[10] They have two children.

Professional life

After earning his engineering degree, Schlafly worked as a device physicist for Intel, an electrical engineer at the applied physics laboratory of Johns Hopkins University, and finally at Bell Labs.[10][11] Schlafly became a member of the New York State Bar in 1993[12] and served as an adjunct professor of administrative law at Seton Hall Law School in 1995.[13][2][14] He first worked as an attorney at New York City law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, & Katz.[15][16]

He is currently General Counsel for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons,[17] and has filed 3 civil matters on their behalf in Connecticut and Texas District Courts. He is their head counsel for their ongoing legal challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. This is in line with the conservative "principle", shared by both the AAPS and Schlafly, that the government has no business regulating the medical establishment at all, or demanding "evidence-based methodolgy" in research of new treatments. Aside from his work for AAPS, records reflect that Schlafly has filed one appearance in federal court since his departure from Wachtell, Lipton.[18] Schlafly has appeared on television[19] as a voice for the anti-vaccination movement. He is currently apparently a self-employed attorney.[20]

For several years, he has taught classes in world history, U.S. history, and economics to homeschooled high school age children for a per-student fee. As a volunteer, he teaches eight online courses at the Eagle Forum University,[21] largely from the same course material that he provides for his homeschooling program. In June 2009, Schlafly wrote an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the Eagle Forum for a U.S. Supreme Court case, supporting California's law banning sales of violent video games to minors.[22] In the brief, he accused such games of being the cause of high dropout rates and lack of academic readiness of college freshmen.[23]

He was lead counsel for the committees to recall US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)[24] and US Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND).[25] In both cases, Schlafly argued that although recall for Senators was never provided for in the Constitution of the United States, a letter George Washington had written to his nephew indicated his "sincere" personal support for the idea, and therefore recall should have been considered implicit. In both cases, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling on November 18, 2010[26] and the North Dakota Supreme Court on December 21, 2010[27] dismissed the petitions before them.

Political career and current affiliation

In 1992, Schlafly made a bid for the Republican Party nomination for a seat in the United States House of Representatives, but was defeated in the primary, garnering 11% of the vote and finishing in fifth and last place[28][29] after spending $84,725 of his own money.[30]

In the 2008 presidential primaries, Schlafly contributed $1500 to the campaign of Republican candidate Mike Huckabee.[31]

Political activism

Schlafly is on the Board of Directors of Students for Life,[32] a pro-life movement which aims to end abortion by educating students about the issues of abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide.[33] He is a regular participant in the annual March for Life event that takes place in Washington, D.C.. In 2010 he "chartered two large buses for his trip to the March for Life, and hope(d) to have 94 participants, the largest single contingent from New Jersey."[34] He claims to have filled three buses for the 2011 march.[35]

Andrew Schlafly, homeschool teacher

When considering whether to employ Schlafly as an educator of your children, we feel there are a few issues which should be brought to the attention of potential students, parents and their families. We list some of these, with links to his own statements on the issues, mostly from Conservapedia.

Qualifications

Outline legal status of homeschooling

Although the State of New Jersey requires no type of teacher certification for homeschool teachers, nor the use of standardized texts, instruction academically “equivalent” to that in the public schools is required.[36] If legal action is initiated, parents must carry the burden of providing the local superintendent with evidence that the child is in fact receiving equivalent instruction. However, ultimately it is the state that must prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the parents failed to provide their child with equivalent education.[37] The law as it relates to homeschooling varies from state to state.[38]

Qualifications as an educator

There is currently no evidence in the public domain for his credentials or training in the fields of education or childhood/pre-college development,[2] nor did he declare any training or certification in education in his March 2009 application to the State of New Jersey to establish an education program.[39]

Educational Standards

AP certification and his courses

Schlafly's class is not AP-certified,[40] but he does suggest "Students seeking to earn college credit can take the CLEP or AP exams upon successful completion of this course."[41] Schlafly has said he will not seek certification for his course as he feels the board would "censor" him.[42] An apparently experienced homeschooling parent has publicly discussed at length with Schlafly that his course is not at AP level, and may poorly prepare students for the exam.[43]

A student taking the AP test upon completion of Mr. Schlafly's class should not expect to be adequately prepared, and without additional preparation it would be difficult to qualify for college credit.

The book Schlafly uses in his course is apparently a review book,[44] and not a proper textbook.[45] AP courses use college-level textbooks. A comparison between Schlafly's course and the AP course can be seen here.

Oddly enough, Schlafly admits that he is not convinced of his own ability to qualify the children he teaches for college,[46] as he does not follow the expected curricula. He had consequentially sought "suggestions" from his community of students and editors as to how he might do so.

Educational Practice

Female inferiority

Schlafly believes that girls are less intelligent than boys and has said "Think girls can excel in math as well as boys can? Liberals teach they can, which is teaching a falsehood."[47] He also derided the findings of a report which showed no difference in educational ability between genders as "politically correct."[48] His attitude is further apparent on the examinations for his American History course, in which girls are given 15% fewer questions than boys but the same amount of time to finish it.[49] Furthermore, he disapproves of inter-gender competition[50] [51][52] and his course curriculum reflects this. He has argued that gender differences are clear in mathematical ability in Universities [53], saying that there's no reason God would have created men and women the same, and that they have very different physical appearances [54]. The AP exam, SAT-II, and college exams make no such distinction for female students.

This opinion contrasts with most educational studies. An American Psychological Association (APA) study[55] found no difference in achievement across the gender gap in 7.2 million students nationwide, and the National Science Foundation found that "girls perform as well as boys on standardized math tests".[56] And while there are indeed fewer women working today in science and mathematical fields than men, many studies[57] show that the reason for the imbalance is because women are in the minority and societal norms are being perpetuated.[58][59] The outstanding achievements of women scientists,[60] mathematicians[61] and astronauts[62] are well documented, and most teachers encourage their female students, but Schlafly actively discourages his from attempting to compete with boys. There have even been public protests from his female students,[63] but nevertheless he continues to pursue his agenda.

Schlafly's view on gender roles extends into adulthood - he has mocked the idea of a woman wanting to become a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, suggesting that a woman wanting to "act like businessman and aspire to run a restaurant is feminist".[64] In a news posting about the death of a female politician who had tried to pass an Equal Rights Bill "which would have required identical treatment of men and women, and boys and girls", he referred to such a goal as "feminist".[65]

Class size

Conventional educational wisdom dictates that smaller class sizes are preferable because of the individual attention a teacher can give each student, but Schlafly believes the opposite it true - larger class sizes are better. This notion is particularly strange given his overwhelming support for homeschooling, which would be expected to have a very small class size. He defended his ideas in an essay at Conservapedia[66] (see also the talk page[67]). Our own defense of smaller classes, and a rebuttal to the individual points made by Mr. Schlafly, can be seen here.

The notion that smaller class sizes are preferable for a child's education is so universally acknowledged that class size is an important factor in official college rankings (smaller average class size yielding a higher rank on the listings). If you intend to enroll your child in one of Mr. Schlafly's classes under the impression that your child will be in a smaller, more intimate environment, and will receive more personal attention than in a public school classroom, you are likely mistaken.

Inflated sense of expertise

Schlafly frequently claims expertise in whatever subject he is debating, and has repeatedly attacked and overturned opinion, evidence, and references by qualified editors, making unsubstantiated claims that are opinion, assertion, or uneducated guesses, and of which he brooks no criticism. He has declared himself supremely knowledgeable in the fields of anthropology,[68] astronomy,[69] biblical scholarship and translation,[70] the entertainment industry,[71][72][73][74][75][76][77] microbiology,[78] nutrition,[79] oncology,[71] psychiatry,[80][81][82] mathematics, relativity,[83] statistics,[84][85] and world history.[86][87][88] (For a detailed list of claims, see here.)

However, he is openly contemptuous of credentialed experts,[89] particularly so when they conflict with his uncited assertions. His slogan "Don't read a book to learn, write a book to learn"[90] underlines this stance. Schlafly proposes that editing Conservapedia is a better way to learn than "reading a book, attending a seminar, ... discussing with people [sic]"[91] and that "In merely a few spare minutes or hours, the participants in The Conservative Bible Project have learned more than they could have after spending 10x or 100x many hours in any other medium."[91] He considers Conservapedia to be one of the greatest achievements throughout history.[92]

Despite his claims of expertise in numerous fields, Schlafly often makes distinctive errors both in his online lectures and when posting on Conservapedia. Some of his more blatant factual errors are listed below.

  • Confusing England with the United Kingdom in the run up to the UK General Election, 2010.[93]
  • Mistaking the British Labour Party for the Liberal Party, the latter of which no longer exists, having been merged into the Liberal Democrats in 1988.[93]
  • Arguing, against all evidence to the contrary, that Fidel Castro died sometime before December 2009.[94]
  • Arguing, with no supporting evidence, that Great Britain is "atheistic."[95]

Lack of emphasis on grammar and spelling

Schlafly spends little time if any providing students with writing guidance.[96] He is a native English speaker, but his own contributions are rife with poor grammar, punctuation, and spelling, which remain uncorrected and unacknowledged. Examples include:

  • "I do teaching writing"[97]
  • "See if you can learn out to spell 'superior'"[98]
  • "You're 'sources' for that ungrammatical claim are interesting..."[99]
  • "You'll be fine if you're hear to teach and learn"[100]

Other examples can be found here.

In spite of these mistakes, Schlafly often claims expertise in spelling, grammar and punctuation, and usually comments negatively when his students make spelling mistakes. These responses typically have no bearing on the suggestions put to him,[101][102] such as when Schlafly deflects attention from his unsubstantiated encyclopedia entries concerning Barack Obama as a Muslim.[103] By criticizing the contributor's spelling instead, and with an unrelenting emphasis on what he regards to be liberal,[104] the British English spelling of the word "honor/honour" for example is, on its own terms, taken as being not only non-American, but "liberal," because it is non-American.

Ignoring and twisting facts to suit his agenda

Despite claiming to have taught a "World History" class, Schalfly is not above ignoring history altogether, in order to support his own insane assertions.

Having previously decided that atheists do not support underdogs,[105] and thus by implication the "atheistic" British do not support underdogs, Schlafly went on to say firstly that "the Brits did not support the underdog in WWII, until they became one themselves,"[106] which he later clarified by saying, "Britain was just fine with Hitler running over neighboring underdog countries. Didn't Neville Chamberlain even receive a hero's reception for siding with Germany?"[107] This shows either complete ignorance of a topic he is supposed to have taught to school children, or willful twisting of the facts to suit his current agenda.

Either trait is unbecoming behaviour in somebody with aspirations to be a teacher.

Public grading of homework

Mr. Schlafly grades his students' homework publicly, online. The students' answers are posted, and Mr. Schlafly provides notes, commentary, corrections and gradings for all to see- not just other students, but anyone who happens to be reading Conservapedia, including people who are not supportive of the students. Some educators would argue this is neither fair nor appropriate, and that a private teacher-student relationship when grading allows greater mutual understanding and a less judgmental educational environment. Recent examples of public grading can be seen on Conservapedia.[108][109][110][111]

Grade inflation

Schlafly derides grade inflation in liberal schools.[112] However, when grading his students' homework, Mr. Schlafly has yet to give less than 8 out of 10 correct marks on any question (except under exceptional circumstances; see below), even if the answer is clearly wrong.[113] Additionally, a typical score for a homework assignment containing various errors and the most cursory of answers is 98%.[114][115] The reasons for this inflation remain unclear, although it may just be because Schlafly himself lacks the proper knowledge to assess his students' performance. Whatever the reasoning, it should be obvious that a student who is used to receiving 98% on poorly performed tests will not be sufficiently prepared for real-life grading, if they subsequently attend College or University.

Poor communication with students

Schlafly's guidance as to how his American History course students should focus their studying time left many scratching their heads as to his intent:

"You will spend a certain amount of time preparing for the midterm exam. Call that amount of time "x". How you allocate that time to different areas of 1500-1877 will make a difference on how well you do on the exam. If you spend 90% of x on the period between 1500 and 1700, then you will do poorly on 90% of the questions, because they will be from the period 1700 to 1877. You would have done far better to spend the 90% of x on the time period that will have 90% of the questions."[116]

This kind of poor communication with his students perhaps explains the basic nature of many of his students' examination answers.

Disdain for other students

Schlafly has a very poor opinion of public schools in the US, and repeatedly disparages them in comments, articles and on the Conservapedia "News feed",[117] but he has also personalised this issue and mocked the students of such schools themselves.[118] This provides an interesting insight into this educator's mindset to see him publicly mock young students, even if he does not agree with their beliefs.

Attitude towards criticism

Schlalfy will brook no criticism of his educational practices and standards - even when confronted by students with well-supported and thought-out critiques of his work. A student named RexBanner, who claimed to represent a group of students taking Schlafly's World History course in October 2011 pointed to a number of inconsistencies in grading and wrong answers being given full marks.[119] Schlafly called the criticism "nitpicky".[120] Banner further queried Schlafly, questioning his competency and professionalism.[121] After a second user asked about RexBanner's concerns, and another message from Banner, Schlafly promised to look into the manner,[122] but subsequently "trimmed" the conversation from his talk page, leaving the criticisms unanswered.[123]

Beliefs

Disdain for books

In a country where adolescents are struggling to maintain high literacy, Schlafly has voiced an unusual (for an educator) disdain for the printed word, approving of the anticipated closing of a city's only bookstore as follows: "Nearly 250,000 people will soon be without a single bookstore. Most books (other than the Bible) are liberal claptrap anyway, so this is probably good news."[124] He has also celebrated the liquidation sales of some Borders bookstores, saying that "Liberal claptrap is available at record-low prices!"[125]

Disrespect for academic qualifications

Schlafly is highly dismissive of academia and academics in general,[126][127] and believes that "the process of inducing people to rely on 'the perceived view of experts' is a misleading one". Schlafly's view is that learning is best achieved by ignoring experienced, qualified researchers in any given field and instead "thinking for oneself".[127][128] Throughout Conservapedia, many other examples of this philosophy exist.

Additionally, the Conservapedia article Professor values, created and written mostly by Schlafly, is clear in its disregard for academics.

In a March 2008 appearance on CBC's late-night show The Hour, Schlafly stated about Conservapedia: "I don't have to live with what's printed in the newspaper, I don't have to take what's put out by Wikipedia. We've got our own way to express knowledge and the more that we can clear out the liberal bias that erodes our faith, the better."[129]

Politicization of curriculum

Andrew Schlafly politicizes most topics he teaches. He believes that movies, books and music have underlying political messages that are either liberal or conservative, and in particular has refused to watch any movie featuring Tom Hanks (a well known liberal) in the belief that his films push a liberal agenda.[130] He furthermore claims that the dictionary has become affected by liberal bias as it contains an entry on CE (common era).[131] For information on how he has politicized his math course, see the corresponding section and links below.

In October 2008, in order to justify teaching a very large homeschool class, Schlafly claimed that all teachers' unions were liberal, and seek smaller classes in order to enhance liberal mind control.[132] He also contended that small homeschool groups are often liberal public school teachers teaching outside their class who are thoroughly indoctrinated in the small-class mind control.[132]

Seemingly innocuous words such as "efficiency", "phonics" or "radar" also fall under Schlafly's dichotomy of liberal/conservative.[133]

Hygiene

Schlafly has unusual beliefs about hygiene, believing that hand-washing is an "irrational phobia"[134] ("catching disease by having unclean hands at a meal is a grossly exaggerated risk, like other phobias"[135]). His basis for this theory is[136] that Jesus did not think that it was necessary.[137] This may not be an ideal approach in a classroom environment, as 'school bugs' tend to pass rapidly amongst groups of children, and vigilant hand-washing has been seen by the CDC to reduce transmission of infections by between 30-70%.[138]

Biblical skepticism

Perhaps most concerning of all to Christian parents, Schlafly has conflicting views on the Bible. On the one hand, as a very conservative Christian with a literalist interpretation of the Bible (he prefers the NIV, although he believes it is too liberal and is "written at only the 7th Grade level"[139][140]), he views it as the authoritative work of history and science and thus believes that Genesis is a true description of the beginning of time. As a result, he holds, along with other Conservapedia administrators, Young Earth Creationist views, believing that the Earth is 6,000 - 10,000 years old and that dinosaurs and humans co-existed until recent times.

On the other hand, Schlafly also believes that certain passages of the Bible are "suspect" and have been modified since the original passages were written. In the case of the "adultress parable" (John 7:53-8:11[141]) in which Jesus invited those without sin to cast the first stone at an adulteress, he believes that these passages were inserted later in order to support a liberal worldview in which sinners are forgiven.[142] Schlafly views this behavior of Jesus to be the beginning of so-called "Moral Relativism", of which he disapproves; for this reason, he argues that this passage of the Bible is actually a hoax.[143]

Throughout Conservapedia, Schlafly uses examples from the Bible to prove his points, believing as he does that it is the infallible Word of God. Yet his conflicting beliefs that certain passages of the Bible are hoaxes complicate that belief enormously. His desire to revise the texts of the Bible and remove what he describes as "vandalism" to the Bible[144] to fit his own views disturbed many of even his closest peers at Conservapedia, as did his evident desire to disavow Christian forgiveness[143] of the adultress in the story. Schlafly has in fact rejected one of the central tenets of Christianity, referring to the notion of extending goodwill to one's adversaries as "foolish."[citation needed]

Conservative Bible Project

On Christmas Day 2008, he began the 'Bible Retranslation Project', wherein he proposed a rewriting of the Bible to, for example, replace all instances of the term "The Word of God" with his own translation, "The Truth of God", and the rewording of The Ten Commandments with the wording "Thou Shalt Not Murder" replacing "Thou Shalt Not Kill".[145] Schlafly went on to write that "no fully conservative translation of the Bible exists as of 2009"img.

Realising that he did not have the knowledge necessary to translate the Bible from Greek, he began a less ambitious project, The Conservative Bible Projectimg, wherein English passages were re-written, as a campaign for a widescale rewrite of the Bible to match his own values, making references to the fact that all current versions of the Bible are "dumbed down", contain passages of doubtful authenticity, are not gender-specific enough, and "improperly encourage the 'social justice' movement among Christians,"[146] among other claims. He also suggest the complete removal of Luke 23:34, where Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."

He estimates the entire retranslation of the New Testament into a proper, conservative version could be achieved within three months by five translators starting from scratch. However, he has admitted he's ignorant of Greek, Hebrew and even Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke.[147]

Schlafly's project has attracted the aggressive condemnation of one of the most well-known Christian conservative web sites, World Net Daily. In October 2009, the owner and editor of the publication, Joseph Farah, wrote an article strongly castigating the entire Conservative Bible Project, labeling it "incredibly stupid" and "profoundly dangerous".[148] Other reactions from pundits and bloggers from all sides of the political and religious spectrum have ranged from outrage to ridicule. A selection of blogs and articles on the subject are listed here.

Conservapedia

Typically part of his homeschooled courses will take place on his online encyclopedia, Conservapedia. When considering whether to have Schlafly as a teacher of your students/children it is important to consider the environment they will be exposed to on Conservapedia.

History

Schlafly founded Conservapedia on November 21, 2006, with the help of his homeschooled history students, to counter what he perceived as a "liberal bias" in the highly popular on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia. He felt the need to start the project after reading a student's assignment written using Common Era (C.E.), a type dating notation the student found on Wikipedia, rather than Anno Domini ("In the year of the Lord") (A.D.) system that he preferred.

Schlafly strongly maintains his positions throughout the site. He keeps a watchful eye on the content posted, and he and his administrators never allow suggestive, racy or obscene material, offensive language or terminology, or racism to remain on the site. Unfortunately they do not allow anything on the site that questions their preconceived notions even when presented with credible evidence. The articles on the Theory of Relativity and evolution are probably the best examples of this mindset. He is clearly dedicated to the success of his site, and routinely makes 30-plus edits a day to the content.

Initially, it was an interesting attempt to build a conservative, Christian-friendly, pro-American encyclopedia, with his students helping write short articles on various topics (in "American History", for example) as part of their coursework in his class. Internet commentators picked up on his project in early 2007 and created a rush of traffic to the site, and there has continued to be some interest in the site ever since. Many editors from across the political spectrum were concerned about the site's content and some of Schlafly's assertions, and created accounts in order to contribute to the articles and join the discussions. As a result, instead of a group of children building an encyclopedia and having fun while learning, the site has become the battlefield of a series of power struggles in the "Culture Wars" between adults.

Publications

Schlafly has published a handful of technical papers in the fields of engineering and law. The following is a list of his publications that appear in journals of note.

Engineering

  • Lee, D.J.; Becker, N.J.; Schlafly, A.L.; Skupnjak, J.A.; Dham, V.K. (1983). Control logic and cell design for a 4K NVRAM. IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 18(5), 525-532. doi:10.1109/JSSC.1983.1051988
  • Becker, N.J.; Dham, V.K.; Lee, D.J.; Schlafly, A.L.; Skupnjak, J.A.; Winner, L. (1983). A 5V-only 4K nonvolatile static RAM. 1983 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference. Digest of Technical Papers, 170-171. doi:10.1109/ISSCC.1983.1156438
  • Schlafly, A. (1984). Compact test vectors for gate arrays. VLSI Design, 5(10), 89-104.

Law

Opinion pieces

See also

Icon fun.svg For those of you in the mood, RationalWiki has a fun article about Andrew Schlafly.

External links

Footnotes

  1. Andrew Schlafly ("Aschlafly")'s user pageimg at Conservapedia, accessed August 5 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Essay:Draft_Conservapedia_Application_to_Become_SES_Provider&diff=next&oldid=626741img
  3. http://blog.nj.com/perspective/2011/07/new_jersey_home_schooling_the.html New Jersey Star Ledger, "New Jersey home schooling: The Wild West of education", Sun July 10, 2011.
  4. Guardian article on Conservapedia
  5. Second Guardian article on Conservapedia
  6. NPR story on Conservapedia
  7. Letters to NPR
  8. A Feminine Mystique All Her Own - New York Times
  9. St Louis Primary School alumni in Wikipedia; later removed on grounds of non-notability. Andrew's older brother Roger graduated from Priory.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE3DB1638F936A15752C1A962948260 Catherine Kosarek, Medical Student, Marries Andrew L. Schlafly, Engineer]. The New York Times: November 25, 1984.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Andy Schlafly biography
  12. ANDREW LAYTON SCHLAFLY - Attorney Details
  13. Medicine and the Law reprinted with permission from the Medical Sentinel
  14. User:Aschlaflyimg at Conservapedia. "Previously I taught a course in Administrative Law in law school as an adjunct professor."
  15. http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1183712790326
  16. https://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov U.S. Party Index records available through the Judicial Conference of the United States Public Access to Court Electronic Records ("PACER") service, a fee-based electronic database of documents filed in federal trial court level cases, identify eight civil and two criminal matters in which Schlafly filed appearances in various United States District Courts while an attorney while at Wachtell, Lipton.
  17. Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
  18. https://pacer.uspci.uscourts.gov
  19. Andy Schlafly - HPV at YouTube
  20. http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php?type=name&lname=Schlafly&fname=Andrew&search=Search
  21. Supreme Court 101, American Government 101, American History 101, Evolution and Politics, Evolution Fallacies, Principles of Microeconomics, Supreme Court & Current Events, The Constitution and Current Events
  22. The brief as a PDF file
  23. Good, Owen. Right-Wingers Cite 1982 Arcade Death in Legal Brief. Kotaku: June 27, 2009
  24. Burton, Cynthia. Attempt to recall senator moves to N.J. high court." The Philadelphia Inquirer: May 25, 2010.
  25. [http://www.ndcourts.gov/Broadcast/20100228.rm Televised coverage of Schlafly's appearance before the NDSC
  26. [2]
  27. [3]
  28. VA District 11- R Primary
  29. The New York Times: THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: Primaries
  30. "SCHLAFLY, ANDREW LAYTON" Money In Politics Databases.
  31. http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php?type=name&lname=Schlafly&fname=Andrew&search=Search
  32. Students for Life - Board of Directors
  33. Students for Life - About
  34. http://www.examiner.com/x-28973-Essex-County-Conservative-Examiner~y2009m12d28-NJ-conservative-activists-will-attend-March-for-Life
  35. Our large March for Life buses -- 3 in total -- are now completely full! img
  36. In addition to language arts, math and science, public schools are required to teach 1) in the last 4 years of high school 2 years of U.S. history, including New Jersey history (civics counts as history per N.J. Stat. Ann. § 18A:35-2.1); 2) a one-year elementary school course in community civics, citizenship, and New Jersey civics, geography and history; 3) 2.5 hours per week in health, safety and physito 35-5.4."
  37. 231 A.2d at 257. overview of the laws relating to homeschooling in the State of New Jersey, Home School Legal Defense Association, 2009.
  38. For example, in California, Article §48224 of the Education code requires homeschool teachers to hold a teaching credential. In a 2008 case, a state appeals court found "...parents do not have a constitutional right to homeschool their children."]"Homeschoolers' setback sends shock waves through state, San Francisco Chronicle, March 7, 2008. However, this ruling was reversed a few months later, by the same court.Homeschooling OK, appeals court says, San Francisco Chronicle, August 9, 2008
  39. http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Image:Andys_Qualifications.png
  40. AP is an acronym for the Advanced Placement Program, a program of college-level courses at high schools around the US. The AP examinations for college entry have been administered by the non-profit College Board since 1955, and are one of a number of widely recognized examination standards commonly used to determine a student's scholastic ability.
  41. http://www.conservapedia.com/Conservapedia:American_Government_101img
  42. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Essay:Proposed_Homeschool_Constitution&diff=528490&oldid=528479img
  43. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk%3AEssay%3AProposed_Homeschool_Constitution&diff=528491&oldid=524671img
  44. http://www.amazon.com/Kaplan-SAT-II-2002-2003-American/dp/0743217845/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223127061&sr=1-1 SAT II preparation book
  45. See his reference to Kaplan under "Tips in learning history on this pageimg
  46. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=American_History_Strategy&diff=prev&oldid=494987img
  47. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Mystery:Do_Liberal_Teachings_Cause_Mental_Illness%3F&diff=497981&oldid=497972img
  48. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Template:Mainpageright&curid=66589&diff=493000&oldid=492898img
  49. http://rationalwiki.com/wiki/Image:Wigo409_0.png
  50. http://www.conservapedia.com/User_talk:Aschlafly#American_History_Midterm_Examimg
  51. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Chivalry&diff=next&oldid=502110img
  52. http://www.conservapedia.com/Essay:Proposed_Homeschool_Constitutionimg
  53. http://conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Majoring_in_Mathematics&diff=964291&oldid=964277 CP talk page discussion on Majoring in Mathematic
  54. http://conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Majoring_in_Mathematics&diff=964390&oldid=964384 Follow-up on Majoring in Mathematic
  55. http://www.apa.org/releases/gendersim0905.hml
  56. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/25/education/25math.html?
  57. http://news-service.stanford.edu/pr/2007/pr-murphy-101707.html
  58. http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-math26-2010jan26,0,758777.story
  59. http://www.futurity.org/society-culture/girls-subtracted-from-math-equation/
  60. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_science
  61. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_female_mathematicians
  62. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_astronauts
  63. Screenshots of comments are here, here, and here - the original edits have been deleted.
  64. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Essay:Greatest_Conservative_Movies&curid=38291&diff=859059&oldid=859058
  65. http://conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Template%3AMainpageright&action=historysubmit&diff=859090&oldid=859057
  66. cp:Essay:Advantages of Large Classes
  67. cp:Talk:Essay:Advantages of Large Classes
  68. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=American_Indian&diff=611704&oldid=611690img
  69. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Andromeda_galaxy&diff=753356&oldid=731251img
  70. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Bible_Retranslation_Project&oldid=594006img. See also, Conservapedia:Bible rewriting project
  71. 71.0 71.1 http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Mystery:Young_Hollywood_Breast_Cancer_Victims&diff=446376&oldid=446215img
  72. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=The_Daily_Show&diff=next&oldid=617185img
  73. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Template%3AMainpageright&diff=615861&oldid=615520img
  74. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Essay:Born_Outside_the_U.S.A.!&diff=618357&oldid=618346img
  75. occasionally editedimg CP's Daily Show
  76. http://www.conservapedia.com/Talk:Main_Page/archive66#Evangelist_Valuesimg this conversation
  77. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Essay:Greatest_Conservative_Movies&diff=prev&oldid=245636img
  78. http://www.conservapedia.com/Lenskiimg
  79. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Mystery:Do_Liberal_Teachings_Cause_Mental_Illness%3F&diff=prev&oldid=497981img
  80. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Essay:Greatest_Conservative_Movies&diff=prev&oldid=245636img
  81. http://www.conservapedia.com/Mystery:Do_Liberal_Teachings_Cause_Mental_Illness%3Fimg
  82. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Template:Mainpageright&curid=85316&diff=640547&oldid=640491img
  83. http://conservapedia.com/Talk:Theory_of_relativityimg
  84. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:PNAS_Response_to_Letter&diff=prev&oldid=518382img
  85. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Mystery:Young_Hollywood_Breast_Cancer_Victims&diff=446597&oldid=446596img
  86. http://conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Examples_of_Bias_in_Wikipedia&diff=640066&oldid=638899img
  87. http://muslimheritage.com/topics/default.cfm?ArticleID=385
  88. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Essay%3AGreatest_Mysteries_of_World_History&diff=620496&oldid=617861img
  89. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Bible_Retranslation_Project&diff=prev&oldid=594870img
  90. http://www.conservapedia.com/User_talk:Aschlafly/Archive24#I_have_a_questionimg Archiving has broken the difflinks, but the phrase is mentioned in ASchlafly's response to user 'Greg'
  91. 91.0 91.1 http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Bible_Retranslation_Project&diff=595934&oldid=595922img
  92. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Great_Achievements_by_Teenagers&diff=597829&oldid=597769img
  93. 93.0 93.1 http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Template:Mainpageright&curid=85316&diff=768585&oldid=768465img
  94. http://conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Fidel_Castro&oldid=794253img
  95. http://conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Template:Mainpageright&curid=85316&diff=774838&oldid=774805img
  96. Notice the lack of lectures/instructions given in the Writing Course compared to other subjects
  97. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=User_talk%3AAschlafly&diff=554771&oldid=554745img
  98. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Homeschooling&diff=prev&oldid=459252img
  99. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Liberal_friendship&diff=prev&oldid=395095img
  100. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=User_talk:Aschlafly&diff=516277&oldid=516275Archived, see http://www.conservapedia.com/User_talk:Aschlafly/Archive45#Can_you_help_me.3Fimg
  101. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Barack_Hussein_Obama&diff=587139&oldid=587136img
  102. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Barack_Hussein_Obama&diff=587374&oldid=587355img
  103. http://www.conservapedia.com/Barack_Hussein_Obama
  104. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Barack_Hussein_Obama&diff=616368&oldid=616358img
  105. Mystery: Why do atheists dislike underdogs
  106. [4]
  107. [5]
  108. http://www.conservapedia.com/American_History_Homework_One_Answers_-_Student_30img
  109. http://www.conservapedia.com/American_History_Homework_One_Answers_-_Student_32img
  110. http://www.conservapedia.com/American_History_Homework_One_Answers_-_Student_31img
  111. http://www.conservapedia.com/American_History_Homework_Twelve_Answers_-_Student_25img
  112. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Template:Mainpageright&diff=prev&oldid=854339
  113. Examples include:
  114. http://www.conservapedia.com/American_History_Homework_Twelve_Answers_-_Student_25img
  115. 3 "Minus 1"s for incorrect answers on a test with 5 questions yields 48/50 (96%)img
  116. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=American_History_Lecture_Eight&diff=next&oldid=542628
  117. http://www.conservapedia.com/Public_schools
  118. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Essay:Born_Outside_the_U.S.A.%21&curid=85824&diff=618318&oldid=618315img
  119. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=User_talk%3AAschlafly&action=historysubmit&diff=928685&oldid=928250img
  120. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=User_talk%3AAschlafly&action=historysubmit&diff=928995&oldid=928926img
  121. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=User_talk%3AAschlafly&action=historysubmit&diff=929070&oldid=929049img
  122. File:Capture a62e4cb9ecf2b762ddf83ec7aeb46e69a0b374f7.png
  123. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=User_talk%3AAschlafly&action=historysubmit&diff=929512&oldid=929449img
  124. http://conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Template:Mainpageright&diff=828057&oldid=828029img
  125. http://conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Template:Mainpageright&diff=next&oldid=859013img
  126. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Bible_Retranslation_Project&diff=prev&oldid=594770img
  127. 127.0 127.1 http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Bible_Retranslation_Project&diff=next&oldid=594853img
  128. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Bible_Retranslation_Project&diff=next&oldid=594865img
  129. http://arizonaatheist.blogspot.com/2008/03/bs-on-web.html
  130. http://www.conservapedia.com/Talk:Essay:Greatest_Conservative_Movies#Forrest_Gumpimg
  131. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Ann_Coulter&diff=prev&oldid=26200img
  132. 132.0 132.1 http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk%3AEssay%3AAdvantages_of_Large_Classes&diff=538513&oldid=538504img
  133. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Essay:Best_New_Conservative_Words&oldid=606815img
  134. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Biblical_scientific_foreknowledge&diff=794096&oldid=794095
  135. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Biblical_scientific_foreknowledge&diff=794045&oldid=794030
  136. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Biblical_scientific_foreknowledge&diff=794017&oldid=793998
  137. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Biblical_scientific_foreknowledge&curid=66412&diff=888799&oldid=888798
  138. http://www.cdc.gov/eid/content/17/4/619.htm
  139. [1]img
  140. Disputed Biblical Translationsimg
  141. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+8&version=NIV
  142. http://www.conservapedia.com/Essay:Adultress_Storyimg
  143. 143.0 143.1 http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Essay:Adulteress_Story&diff=next&oldid=427836img
  144. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Talk:Essay:Adulteress_Story&diff=next&oldid=427343img
  145. Bible Retranslation Projectimg
  146. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Conservative_Bible_Project&curid=94123&diff=692955&oldid=692823img
  147. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Bible_Retranslation_Project&diff=next&oldid=594807img
  148. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=113599
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