Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
I had a frightening experience last night. We were working on D's homework.
Some background: Last week was the week for Virginia's standardized testing (as mandated by No Child Left Behind).
As one might expect, while the intent of the test is to measure how well the students have learned their material over the year, what actually occurs is called "Teaching to the Test".
Any guesses on how successfully students learn, retain, and COMPREHEND their material?
What's frustrating is that they are "teaching" methods, for mathematics in particular, that do NOT enable functionality for the student. For example, instead of multiplication tables, they're taught calculators and charts. And we wonder why the cashiers of today can't make change?
It is HORRIFYING the destruction being wreaked on our youth's intelligence and future capabilities.
We MUST take back our schools... If "Children are our Future", then we need to wake up TODAY!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Anyone see a problem with this?
A majority of Judeo-Christian teaching these days teaches of a merciful, forgiving God. The line above sounds more like the vengeful OT God... You remember the one who tested his worshippers loyalty, etc?
But worse, it's an example of us putting words in themouth of another... And as typical, it can't be countered or argued. Much like a forwarded email saying "Can you believe what _______ said?"
Just a thought... If God is as we describe him, do we need to put words in his mouth?