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Kind of off topic, but why do they even call it "the Three R's"?
No matter how many people insist that any English version of the Bible is "all true and inerrant and the perfect word of God", I think about language, translation, interpretation, and the chaos and divisiveness of misunderstanding that stems from those very seemingly innocuous mistakes.
He describes the program as “robustly unique.” It divides its topic into three areas: the Bible’s narrative; the history of its composition and reception; and its impact on human civilization. The spine of the first-year program (the only text completed so far) is a 400-plus-page book, currently spiral-bound, featuring 108 chapters divided into five-day-a-week lessons.
The book links to a dizzying array of state-of-the-art digital enhancements (Pattengale counts 550), including one where illustrations “come alive” as video on the screen of a smartphone; original lectures by Green Institute scholars; clips from the Mark Burnett/Roma Downey miniseries “The Bible”; and deep digital access to the Green’s biblical collection.
As a kid, proper grammar was drilled into me and my brothers. Spelling, also.
My daughters are starting a new school in sept, when we visited they showed us what the kids learn, when the teachers talked about religion class i was a bit snake bitten, but when they explained that they use stories and myth from eastern religions, norse, greek,egytian,christians,judaism, islam,etc to teach children value, i was very impressed.
In the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff department, here’s what the Republican Party of Texas wrote into its 2012 platform as part of the section on education:
Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.
Yes, you read that right. The party opposes the teaching of “higher order thinking skills” because it believes the purpose is to challenge a student’s “fixed beliefs” and undermine “parental authority.”
originally posted by: windword
Hobby Lobby's Steve Green is at it again! Oklahoma's Mustang Board of Education has agreed to promote one of the most immoral and dangerous books the world has ever seen as a basis of historical truth, morality and rules to live by.
Oh no, how alarming. Let's actually teach children morality and religion
You sir or madam, have zero moral authority