A couple of recent videos I did have put me on the “firing” line so to speak. I am pretty used to it on some levels, but I was amazed at the response from people I do not know. I was taken back by a Catholic who thought in one sentence it was the job of the government to educate and at the same time for me to pick up the slack.I was told Judeo-Christian values were in the minority-agreed.
Oh-there are more. If you have not watched the video, that is fine.(I did stop comments.)
Through out the Bible there are “divine buts…”
Gen. 15:20 “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”
1 Samuel 23:14 “David stayed in the desert strongholds and in the hills of the Desert of Ziph. Day after day Saul searched for him, but God did not give David into his hands.”
BUT FOR GOD! Divine “buts.” There are a lot of them.
Back to education.
For many a year, I have been concerned about the quality of education in the USA. The community I lived in was paying approximately $16,000 per student for education. That is as much as I paid for my youngest daughter to go to a state university! And the schools were rated last year 71/134 and 101/134, with a middle school rating of 90/105. WHAT!!! The new community I live in is “some what” better. Rated 11, 101, 110, 115, 183 out of 218.
The elections show us a few things. Students are being indoctrinated and not for good. We give everyone a prize…presents for all at a birthday party…
The student ratings I posted have to be better. A publisher friend shared this…”Also if I could humbly add. We need to be teaching our children the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I have a quote here from Lincoln, ‘Study the Constitution. Let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislatures, and enforced in courts of justice.’ This is not taught in our schools and has not for quite some time. And another note Christians/Believers should be consistent in that when they have representatives who are Christian they need to be supported. We have to stop having a mentality of separation of church and state. That concept was to protect the church from the state. The modern effect of this mentality has enabled the state to shut the mouths of the church (body of believers). So you are very much on the right track. A lot of rethinking must be done amongst the Body.”
My young grandson learns more by an online site for home schooling in one hour than he does in a week. I have met too many elementary school students who could not locate Africa, but they know how to play Mario. Christian values are ignored. What we would call the basics(reading, writing and math) are marginal.
It does not stop there. Most college is a waste and further indoctrination, politically, socially and economically. It was not that long ago, I had to convince a 40 year old college grad that Marxism was not a strong “economic” policy and had KILLED 116 million people!
Have you seen the following rating of America in the science and math fields? 15th and 16th world wide!(see image)
We will never see a restoration of values in the voting polls until we work to add our brand of education to the mix. Not just morality, character and integrity but an understanding of what made America great.
Do you know what your child is learning?
Publisher Note-My hope at The New England Flame is we get more people to write and dialog about home schooling, education and more.