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15 Jan

#1. This Would Be Too Funny If It Wasn’t So Sad http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/14/us/alabama-school-may-arm-students-with-canned-peas.html?_r=2&referrer

A middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last defense. In a letter Friday, Priscella Holley, principal at W. F. Burns Middle School in Valley, Chambers County, asked parents to have each student bring an eight-ounce canned item. The can “could stun the intruder or even knock him out until the police arrive,” Ms. Holley wrote. “The canned food item will give the students a sense of empowerment to protect themselves and will make them feel secure.” The school superintendent said the request had brought few complaints.

I predict that the next article we read about this school will be about the principal being transferred to a new undisclosed location.

I have been in an ongoing education discussion for years now and through it all I have seen the reason why our students are so bad, uneducated and without direction. The school officials and teachers do not know how to think, are not educated and have lost any common sense they may have once possessed. (among other characteristics)

The decisions I have read about are just mind-boggling and I wonder how those people can be put into such positions of authority and power.

#2. Is This A Good Option http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/14/hobby-lobby-bible-class_n_6464834.html?utm_hp_ref=education&ir=Education

A proposed bill in the Oklahoma state Senate seeks to allow schools to offer “an elective course in the objective study of religion or the Bible” without fear of legal liability.

Senate Bill 48 was introduced by state Sen. Kyle Loveless (R-Oklahoma City) after Mustang Public Schools had difficulty offering an elective course on the Bible.

Loveless says his bill would mean schools could not be sued for offering courses about religion or the Bible.

I will let you read the article and decide for yourselves.
A recent brief from Gallup looks at how teachers’ level of engagement impacts their attendance. Last year, Gallup asked a group of over 6,500 full-time K-12 schoolteachers questions about their happiness at work to determine how engaged they felt with their jobs. The answers were used to classify teachers as engaged, not engaged or actively disengaged. Engaged teachers were committed to their work, while not engaged teachers felt emotionally disconnected from their jobs and actively disengaged teachers felt completely unhappy on a day-to-day basis.
If you know of anyone who is thinking of going into teaching as a career remind them of what James says
Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a [a]stricter judgment.(3:1 NASB)
Education is very important to God which is why he tells us to follow the HS to the truth and that we are not to lie to each other.  God takes teaching very seriously so should we. It isn’t just another job, it is not a gap year filler, it is not something to do until something better comes along. It is probably as great a calling as one to the pulpit or mission field is because of the importance attached to teaching those who need to learn honestly.

A gay substitute teacher in Charlotte, N.C., has been fired from his job at a Catholic high school after posting on Facebook about his plans to marry his longtime partner.

Lonnie Billiard taught theater and English at Charlotte Catholic High School for more than a decade. After retiring in 2012, he has remained part of the community as a substitute teacher.

Those ties ended, however, after Billiard revealed his plans to marry Rich Donham, his partner of 12 years. On Dec. 30, Billiard said he received a call from the school’s assistant principal saying he was no longer welcome to be a substitute teacher.

I find it hard to sympathize with people who knowingly take jobs at institutions whose school policies conflict with their personal beliefs. Schools do not owe anyone a job and if you practice a life style that employers are known to disagree with then you should be the professional and turn down the opportunity. You only have yourself to blame if you take the job then do something that violates their policies.

In Korea there is a clause in the contracts with schools that many westerners do not like. It states that employees are not to do anything to bring embarrassment to the school. How the school looks to the public is very important here and it is an important clause to adhere to because you can be fired for bringing a black mark against the school’s reputation.

It really emphasizes the biblical teaching of ‘do unto others’ and helps people guide their lives to loving their neighbor as obeying this little contract clause is loving your neighbor for you are not bringing shame, guilt on them nor damaging their reputation. Homosexuals like to claim that God loves them and so on but when push comes to shove, they seem to ignore biblical teaching and act worse than the vilest criminal. We see this evidenced by the many lawsuits brought against those who dare to oppose their desires and not participate in their sin.

#5. Evidence Please http://news.yahoo.com/model-says-cosby-drugged-her-meets-detectives-192154417.html

Goins does not know what happened while she was blacked out but Kuvin says she awoke to find herself naked and Cosby over her.

You may wonder why this article is included in a post about education, well, it is because someone has failed to teach this young woman that you cannot bring accusations against someone if you do not know if a crime has been committed or not. They were failed to be taught that one cannot assume that a crime has been committed just because someone is standing over them, she has no reason to think that Mr. Cosby raped her. He could have been helping her when she passed out.

She may have been naked but again, there is no evidence that Mr. Cosby undressed her, being in the same room is not evidence of a crime for there are other possibilities for the situation. For some reason, people are being taught the wrong things and that it is good to jump on bandwagons to attack someone who may not have done anything wrong.

Ms. Goins and I are here for two reasons: for justice and accountability,” Kuvin said.

How can they get justice when they do not know if a crime has been committed? It seems that ho we are educating people leads us to ignoring the rules of justice, law, and society and just attack whomever we please because we do not like them or some other reason. Too many innocent people are and have been put behind bars with no real evidence presented and it is a shame on civilization for allowing this perversion of justice.

We need to educate our people better so that the innocent are not injured, so that we do not act on emotion and railroad those who may not be guilty.  Appearances are not always as they seem. The Bible speaks about hurting the innocent thus we should be careful when taking sides in such unclear issues as this one. A woman’s word is not enough to ruin a man’s life and his legacy, women need real evidence not assumption or ‘i just know…’

We need to protect the innocent so we need to educate properly. Does this mean that some crimes may go unpunished? In this world, yes, but not at God’s final judgment. Sometimes we have to err on the side of letting the guilty go free so that the innocent and justice, are not perverted or hurt because popular feelings demand it.

Christians need to learn God’s view about how to handle these type of situations and take the correct steps to educate people the right way so that we can protect society and the church.

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