Contraceptives Tied to Risk of Depression? and other random resources

Why isn’t this receiving more attention in the media? Contraceptives Tied to Depression Risk (NY Times) Other Articles: Higher Rates of STDs and Teen Fertility linked to Public School condom distribution programs. (National Review) Book Review of Alvin Pantinga’s “Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism” (By William Lane Craig) Videos: Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s interesting story […]

Charter Schools vs. Public Schools

A friend and I were discussing the differences between Public Schools and Charter schools and she sent me these two articles: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/04/15/white-parents-in-north-carolina-are-using-charter-schools-to-secede-from-the-education-system/ http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2015/10/02/report-highlights-list-of-failed-charter-schools-growing-cost-to-taxpayers-and-students/ I responded to them below: Interesting articles and I appreciate the alternate viewpoint. I think some of the assumptions made in each show that both authors have a left-leaning ideology through which […]

Study on Speaking to your Children

Read this study article:

http://literacy.rice.edu/thirty-million-word-gap

This tells me to speak to my children and encourage them as much as possible from a young age. The answer to more well-formed children and society is not necessarily more and newer school programs. It starts at home. I don’t agree with all the implications that some might draw from this article but the correlation between poor/bad (not necessarily income bracket) parenting and poor outcomes should speak for itself.

The Liberal University

Read article: http://cornellsun.com/2015/10/15/cornell-faculty-donations-flood-left%E2%80%88filings-show/ True open-minded intellectuals and higher education institutions should promote thought diversity as a means to hone the minds of students. This article makes interesting points regarding the ineptitude of its liberal students upon graduating liberal universities (most universities) regarding their ability to defend their liberal ideology in a world that is not […]

Memo from Columbine Massacre

This is prophetic and moving. Written by the Colorado State Board of Education in the wake of the Columbine massacre April 1999. Read what this group of public school officials and state employees write. Listen to their exhortations. This is more relevant today than it ever has been.

Read this: http://www.cde.state.co.us/sites/default/files/documents/cdeboard/download/resolution/res_columbine.pdf

“Finally, we must remember, respect, and unashamedly take pride in the fact that our schools, like our country, found their origin and draw their strength from the faith-based morality that is at the heart of our national character. Today our schools have become so fearful of affirming one religion or one value over another that they have banished them all. In doing so they have abdicated their historic role in the moral formation of youth and thereby alienated themselves from our people’s deep spiritual sensibilities. To leave this disconnection between society and its schools unaddressed is an open invitation to further divisiveness and decline. For the sake of our children, who are so dependent upon a consistent and unified message from the adult world, we must solve these dilemmas.”