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originally posted by: tsingtao
how often do they take tests?
originally posted by: Aural
The american education system was designed to prepair students for jobs that no longer exist. Its format is dated.
And what are Christians doing? Are they seeking to resolve conflict? Are they aiming to mend relationships? Are they supporting their schools? Are they even boosting their acts of love toward students in the school? No. They’re too busy waving their flags and attacking their enemy. And let me tell you a little something about their “enemy”. As a youth pastor, I’ve gotten to be inside the schools in all sorts of ways. I get to rub shoulders with teachers and administrators. I’ve gotten more access and liberty there than any other school ever. And the people there are amazing. I love them. Every single one. I have yet to meet a person at the school I wouldn’t fight for. I haven’t personally met the teacher in this story, but I’ve talked to her coworkers, students, and former students. And those people all speak of her using words like authoritative, great teacher, and kind (sounds alot to me like the God I serve!). And those people are now the recipients of all sorts of hate from Christians from all over the country. People calling and speaking horribly to them. Calling them names and accusing them of all manner of things. One office worker I spoke to was very obviously on the verge of tears when I was speaking to her. The school had a dramatically increased police presence for fear of violence (from Christians!!) and are prepared for, but hoping against, issues at tonight’s football game. Even an office worker at the other high school in town had been berated all week by these lovely Christians calling the wrong school!
What are we doing? Who have we become? What good does it do to speak evil to people? How are we giving God glory when we hurt others? We don’t need haters. We need Godly men and women. We need to be overwhelming God’s throne with prayer, for the students, teachers, and school. We need to be flooding the school office with support, volunteer work, words of encouragement, and acts of love. We need to be providing them with funds and resources to aid the less fortunate. We need to help clean the grounds. We need to help keep crosswalks safe. There are all sorts of ways we can help make the schools better, but yelling, name calling, and brow beating don’t aid a single one of them.
One professor at the College of Coastal Georgia has banned students from saying “bless you” in his class.
Campus Reform reports that Dr. Leon Gardner, assistant professor of chemistry at the College of Coastal Georgia, pointed out his six rules on behavior on his Introductory Physics class syllabus.
According to the #6 under the “Behavioral Deduction” section of the syllabus, students’ grades will be lowered for: “Saying ‘bless you.’ We are taught that it is polite to say ‘bless you’ when someone sneezes. However, if you say this while I am talking, it is NOT polite, it is very rude!”
Gardener states that a student may be deducted up to 15 percent of their final grade for any student that disrupts his class. He goes on to say in the syllabus that saying “bless you” may result in an immediate 1 percent grade deduction for each occurrence.
“Especially egregious behavior could result in expulsion from the class, withdrawal from the course, and disciplinary action from the college,” his syllabus warns students.
originally posted by: chuck258
a reply to: Krazysh0t
I think you misconstrued the article here Mr. "Devils Advocate". She said Bless you as a matter of courtesy and her retarded teacher jumped down her throat. I HIGHLY doubt that she said Bless You for religious reasons. It's second nature to most people to say Bless you. After her teacher jumped down her throat it then became a religious issue.