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.

Children’s Needs vs. the Desires of Adults

Read article: http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/07/15362/#st_refDomain=www.facebook.com&st_refQuery= Interesting perspective. Children have no say to whom they are born and it Is sad that today we see the desires of adults interfering with needs of children. Children deserve to be reared by their biological mother and father when possible. This is the ideal and laws should encourage it for the […]

What is the difference between liberal and conservative christians and does it matter?

A little of my background I attended three colleges before I finished my Bachelor’s degree.  All three of them were affiliated with a Christian denomination.  Each denomination seemed to have their own views regarding how the how the Church should be run, how Christians should interact with culture, how worship should go, how we should […]

Responses to NY times articles: “An Atheist’s Christmas Dream” and “Religion Without God”

On Christmas eve I had a great discussion with a family member about religion and atheism.  Two days later they handed me the Christmas day Op-Ed section of the New York Times.  They wanted me to read two articles that were relevant to our conversation: 1) “An Atheist’s Christmas Dream” AND 2) “Religion Without God”. […]

Divorce rate

I read an article that discussed a newer study and subsequent book related to divorce rates and statistics. I have to admit that I have not read the study but did find the synopsis very encouraging if the results of the study are valid. I sent the following email and article to some folks in […]