I was able to listen to one of the most courageous people in the world speak tonight. I was at a lecture by Wafa Sultan
. She actually didn't spend very much time talking. She gave a brief summary of her life in Syria and her move to the United States, but was more interested in questions and comments from the audience.
But guess what. From listening to her, I found out that Islam is not really a religion of peace. And that if women were treated like second class citizens in the Arab/Muslim world, that would be two or three steps up from the way they are treated. And ya know what else? According to Islamic law, Muslims can lie to infidels if it advances the cause of Islam. Who knew? None of this was ever reported by the condemners of terrorism in all of its forms at CAIR.
But seriously folks, it was an honor to listen to her speak, and she spoke about things we'd better listen to if we value our values and our freedom. New things I did learn: If a woman or a dog
walks past a Muslim man while he is praying, he has to stop, bathe, and then begin his prayers again. She also told us, "I remember hearing as an eight-year-old girl that a woman is nothing but shame. Her marriage will cover up one-tenth of her shame and her grave will cover up the rest of it. Can you imagine, at eight, being consumed by shame just because you are female?". She also told that story here
One of the things we can do in the battle against the Islamists is to ridicule them. For a culture based on honor, that's probably worse than death. After all, they worship death, but they have no sense of humor.
Labels: islam, Wafa Sultan
I have a student teacher this term, or as they are now called, a student intern. Fortunately he's not hung up on terminology. He's a good guy, and I think he will be an excellent teacher one day. Sometimes we talk about the absurdity of teacher education, the ridiculous things education schools put aspiring teachers through in order to certify them. Sometimes we talk about other things. One day he told me about a professor who didn't like him and gave him a hard time. The professor was a self-admitted communist and my student teacher had the audacity to disagree with him publicly.
Last school year I had a student teacher from the same college my current intern is from. She told me about a children's literature class she took from a radical feminist professor. She thought this professor was an idiot. The professor managed to condemn many of our favorite stories as tools of the Patriarchy. Anti-woman bias was rife in children's literature according to this professor. My student and I both got a good laugh from what she told me about this professor.
I've read a lot about these types of professors running our colleges. I've been outraged that Larry Summers was forced to resign from Harvard while Lee Bollinger is still allowed to run Columbia. A year ago I was sickened at a panel discussion where a young journalism student spoke wistfully about "Mother Sheehan".
These two student teachers give me hope though, that not all students are buying into the freedom squelching, totalitarian agendas of their deluded professors. My son is going to college next year, and I hope I've prepared him well enough to face these dopes, should he have to suffer under any of them.
On another note, we are nearing the time, here in Michigan, when we have to administer the MEAP, our state's standardized test. Over the years the educational establishment, in order to cover up the fact that our students' basic skills have been sinking steadily lower over the years due to progressive educational programs, have dumbed down the tests. As skills slowly reach the level of nonexistence, these skills are deemed unnecessary. For example, since students haven't been taught the phonetic foundation of the English language for many generations, spelling skills have declined. The progressive solution was "invented spelling". Don't worry that nobody but the student could read it . . . until the next day when the student had forgotten what was written and had no way to decipher it, the important thing was that the student wrote something. In response, spelling is not tested.
The same thing has happened in math. Practice in basic skills is derided as "drill and kill". Students don't need to know standard algorithms, they have calculators for that. They have to understand the concepts.
In Michigan, the MEAP reflects these backward - oops - I mean progressive educational theories. On the math portion of the test, there is no computation test, only theory and concepts. On the writing portion, students can pass without being able to spell or punctuate a sentence. They need no understanding of syntax or grammar. All they have to do is get their words down on paper (as the newest latest and greatest writing programs teach), and if this writing can be deciphered as answering the question, they can pass. In response, we teachers have been repeatedly warned that we shouldn't get the students bogged down in nonessentials like . . . you know.
It is physically painful to read what most of my fourth grade students write. It makes my head hurt as my blood boils. It makes me angry that students haven't been taught what they need to know back when they needed to know it. Because of that, at least half of my fourth graders have first or second grade writing and speaking vocabularies. Many of them can't add without laboriously counting on their fingers. Over the course of the year many of them will get frustrated as I insist that they write properly and learn to compute. It will be painful for some of them. Students who spell "and" as "in" (I have a dog in a cat at home.) will get confused when I teach them the proper spelling of "and" and insist that it be spelled correctly in the future. Some will end up writing, "I put the money and my pocket. I will spend a lot of time in remedial education.
On the other hand, and in the spirit of making lemonade out of lemons, (and I may have even written this before) thanks to progressive education, I am able to make extra money as a reading tutor.
Labels: education, MEAP, progressive education, student teachers
It's a darn good thing the Detroit Free Press is totally unbiased in its reporting of the news. Otherwise I might suspect them of cheerleading instead of reporting. For example, there was this report
the other day,
Luanne Laemmerman is the first to roll her eyes when she says something she considers corny about the environment:
"If we all just did a little bit, it would make a big difference."
"I consider all of us to be on the same team."
"Our human survival depends on it ... as corny as that sounds."
But while Laemmerman tempers the hurrah comments with eye rolls and self-deprecating jokes, she also says she means every word.
"I'm an activist, plain and simple," she said.
To many Macomb County nature lovers, that's a good thing.
Laemmerman, 43, of Royal Oak moved into a new job as the county's environmental prosecutor last week. She will be responsible for enforcing federal and state wetlands regulations. The job, a rarity in county government, marries her two loves: the law and the outdoors.
The Free Press is celebrating an environmental fascist. Yes, we should take care of our environment, but as American citizens we also are supposed to have property rights. It's one of the bases of our society. How many of these rights will Laemmeran self-righteously trample on in order to protect the sacred environment from us nasty human beings?
On the Free Press letters page
, there were two letters in support of Ismael Ahmed, whom I've written about here
Did they receive any negative letters? I know of at least two. I wrote them in response to previous puff pieces on Ahmed.
Newsweek did a long piece on Ken Burns
' World War Two series. It sounds like something I'd like to watch, but that means not only remembering to tune in at the right time and on the correct channel, but arguing with family members who may be watching something else at the time. The aspect of the article and the series that annoyed me was Newsweek and Burns forcing WWII onto the Iraq template. Yeah, yeah, he's against the Iraq War, so what. But at one point in the article,
It deliberately cuts from footage of the ruins and radiation victims of Hiroshima to an inappropriately raucous VE-Day celebration in Times Square, with Glenn Miller on the soundtrack. "Yup," Burns says, "we stick it in your face." He was concerned enough about this point to write, in a follow-up e-mail, "I share your sense of the obscenity of celebration after atomic obliteration. That's why we did it that way, and that's the way it was here in these United States, despite the skin-crawling nature of it."
Sorry Ken, but these people had a damn good reason for their celebration. They had just gone through four years of war. Millions had been horribly killed and now the killing had come to an end. Their fathers, brothers, and sons were coming home instead of being forced to invade the Japanese mainland. Millions of American soldiers were getting their lives and families back. What is inappropriate is, just because you don't like the way the war ended (and yes, it was awful, it was a war) to continue to second guess the decision to drop the atomic bombs from the comfort of a studio sixty years after the fact.
I had to get that out. I feel better now.
Labels: Detroit Free Press, Ismael Ahmed, Ken Burns, Newsweek, World War II
A Couple of Articles on "Climate Change"
This one is from the Detroit Free Press
EINSIEDELN, Switzerland -- A librarian at a 10th-Century monastery leads a visitor beneath the vaulted ceilings of the archive past the skulls of two former abbots.
He pushes aside medieval ledgers of indulgences and absolutions, pulls out one of 13 bound diaries inscribed from 1671 to 1704 and starts to read about the weather.
"Jan. 11 was so frightfully cold that all of the communion wine froze," says an entry from 1684 by Brother Josef Dietrich, governor and so-called weatherman of the once-powerful Einsiedeln Monastery. "Since I've been an ordained priest, the sacrament has never frozen in the chalice."
"But on Jan. 13 it got even worse, and one could say it has never been so cold in human memory," he adds.
Diaries of day-to-day weather details from the age before 19th-Century standardized thermometers are proving of great value to scientists who study today's climate.
Historical accounts once were largely ignored, as they were thought to be fraught with inaccuracy or were simply inaccessible or illegible.
But the booming interest in climate change has transformed the study of ancient weather records from what was once a "wallflower science," said Christian Pfister, a climate historian at the University of Bern.
To the Free Press, this supports the global warming hypothesis. They don't stop to ask why the Earth has been steadily warming for the past 500 years (or if it has been steadily warming) long before coal burning factories or SUVs were around. They also don't go back any farther than is convenient for their pet theory, for example, back to the time when Greenland was actually green. They demand scientific accuracy as long as that accuracy doesn't disprove their current hysteria.
Then there is this one from National Geographic
by way of The People's Cube
(the most insanely funny site on the web).
Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet's recent climate changes have a natural—and not a human-induced—cause, according to one scientist's controversial theory.
Earth is currently experiencing rapid warming, which the vast majority of climate scientists says is due to humans pumping huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
Mars, too, appears to be enjoying more mild and balmy temperatures.
In 2005 data from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide "ice caps" near Mars's south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row.
Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of space research at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun.
"The long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars," he said.
Abdussamatov believes that changes in the sun's heat output can account for almost all the climate changes we see on both planets.
Mars and Earth, for instance, have experienced periodic ice ages throughout their histories.
"Man-made greenhouse warming has made a small contribution to the warming seen on Earth in recent years, but it cannot compete with the increase in solar irradiance," Abdussamatov said.
By studying fluctuations in the warmth of the sun, Abdussamatov believes he can see a pattern that fits with the ups and downs in climate we see on Earth and Mars.
The true believers have their doubts. There simply must be other explanations. And if they can't find them, they will create them.
On the other hand, good science is not about consensus (ask Galileo) as Al Gore and his climate change hysterics claim. It's about debate and testing hypotheses. It's also about honesty, which seems to be in short supply amongst those who claim that the debate is over.
Labels: environment, global warming
Progressive Jews and Evangelicals
Jungle Mom linked to this post
of mine. She then posted this essay
Ok, I know a lot of you independent baptists are cringing at being called "evangelicals" , but that is the name we are given by the non -Christians and even the catholics, so lets leave that debate for another day:)
I know a lot of Jews do not understand why Christians are supporters of Israel's right to a home land. Of course the main reason comes from our faith in the Word of God. God clearly gave the land to the Jews. God keeps His promises!
Unfortunately,for many Jews to be Christian is to be identified with the catholic church.Many Jews have a deep seated prejudice against us. I suppose this is in part because they label all Christians, even evangelicals with the medieval Catholics who persecuted them over so many years. However, even though we as Baptist do believe in Jesus Christ, and thus merit the name "Christian", that is where the comparison ends.We are not even true protestants, as we were never part of the Catholic church.
In all our history, the Baptist Church has never persecuted the Jews. And it should be remembered that Baptists have often been persecuted not only by the catholic church but by many of the protestant reformers as well.
Thus, we are certainly wary of the catholic church!
The Baptist and other evangelicals have always considered Israel to be God's land for His chosen people, the Jews. Evangelical Christians are a big part of why the USA has always supported Israel in the past, and why it will continue to do so in the future.
Jews should give more consideration before they snub evangelicals. We are the best friend Israel has ever had! The Jews should not feel threatened by evangelicals. With the Muslims, most of Europe, and many of the Americans against Israel, it would be ill fated for the Jews to turn away from the very people who are, by far, the most loyal supporters of Israel.
We are the very block of Americans who have steadfastly supported the Jewish state.
I was unaware of her point about Baptists and Evangelicals, but obviously I agree with she wrote. Unfortunately it got me thinking about this some more. So here I am with more thoughts on the subject.
From listening to sermons and conversations, and reading what they write, I now see that many Reform Jews proudly think of themselves as Progressive Jews. To them, being progressive is as important as being Jewish. They shun not only evangelical Christians (sorry Jungle Mom, I'm kind of stuck with that term for now), and those nasty right-wing Republicans, but also Orthodox Jews. And they can be quite smug and condescending in their criticism in much the same way as the current crop of atheist writers are in their critiques of religion in general. To the Progressive Jew, the Orthodox are trapped in ancient laws and rituals that curtail free thought and limit their lives. Progressives, on the other hand, see themselves as free thinkers and daily engaged in the repair of the world that God commands us. Most of what they regard as "free thinking" though, are the standard leftist talking points.
I think what it comes down to is the Progressives' distrust of any strong belief combined with a distrust of Christianity. Rather than admit that secular belief systems created by nonreligious intellectuals have caused the deaths of tens of millions over the past few hundred years, and the suffering of untold millions more, they are still stuck in the old, religious wars have caused more death and destruction than any other wars, theme. They are stuck in a belief system that has less basis in reality than the religious beliefs they deride. They are caught up in the moral equivalence game. They know that Jews are being attacked around the globe in a way that we haven't seen since 1930s Germany, but since they live in a climate of moral equivalence, they can't admit who our real enemies or our real friends are. They are more concerned with correct politics and being "Green" than with the fact that there is a real battle between good and evil happening right now, and for the sake of our own survival as a people, we all better make sure we recognize who is fighting for good and who for evil.
For example, in Moment
, there is an article by a reporter searching out hate groups in the United States.
In my former life as an intrepid reporter, preparation for writing about America’s abundance of hate groups would have gone as follows: pack Big Silver—my old gas-guzzling Buick—and head out onto the interstate; collect leaflets from Aryan Nation and assorted white-supremacist wannabes; find troubled white men, predictably in Wal-Mart hunting apparel accessorized with shiny sharpshooters, and meet them in Circle K parking lots; pass, with my blond hair and blue eyes, for what a white-supremacist would consider “pure Aryan”; omit mention that I am a Jew; in reporter’s notebook, furiously scribble down rants about illegal immigrants and God-knows-what conspiracy theories; keep a watchful eye on sources’ body language, praying that zippers remain zipped, guns stay unloaded.
Where are the cliche police when you need them? Searching the Internet for American hate groups, does he take a peak out of his progressive box, maybe do some research on some of the Islamic Jew haters infesting our country? Nah, he's much to smart for that.
To track hate groups these days, there’s no need to hit the road. Now I can bring them right into my living room. So early one morning I creep down the stairs as my family sleeps. The sun is shining, the cat is stretched out on the rug and our compact, environmentally friendly station wagon is parked in the driveway. I carry a bowl of whole-grain cereal and skim milk topped with antioxidant-rich blueberries to the big comfy couch in our living room and flip open my trusty laptop.
Absent is that familiar smell of oil dripping on hot asphalt as I type “Ku Klux Klan” into the search box and the first 50 of what Google says are 1,710,000 hits blink into view. Right away, it’s obvious that the era of a single unified Klan is past: 34 discrete groups (with an estimated 5,000 members among them) now compete for the title.
The Klan? Is he kidding? Just how long has this guy been asleep? Yes, the Klan, the white supremecists, the American Nazis do hate Jews. But are they as dangerous as the jihadists in this country who are pandered to by our government and MSM?
There is a dangerous and self destructive lack of will on the part of Progressive Jews. How many Jews have been murdered in the past because of this lack of will to admit that we are facing a monstrous evil? Combine this with a corresponding unwillingness to see who our friends are, and I'm afraid to imagine how many will be murdered in the future.
Labels: Evangelical Christians, Jews, Moment Magazine
A Couple of Hits to the Funny Bone
Our first selection is Dry Bones.
Next we have an episode of Get Fuzzy from this past Sunday. Since it shows up so small that you need a magnifying glass to read it, I thoughtfully transcribed the dialogue below the strip.
SATCHEL: Ew . . . what is that?
BUCKY: I don't know the exact species, but it's got no spine, so it would be in phylum, Democrata.
SATCHEL: OK, that's it. I'm sick and tired of-
BUCKY: Hey, hey, hey, I'm applying the scientific method here!
It's spineless . . . it's blue . . . it's slow moving, yet it leaves a layer of slime on everything it touches . . . I'm sorry, but in my book, that's a Democrat.
I suppose you could hit it with something . . . If it fights back you prove it's not a Democrat.
It looks sad. Why don't you tax my tuna and buy it some drugs?!
Labels: comic strips, Dry Bones, Get Fuzzy
We could say that the 25 newspapers that refused to run the comic strip Opus
these past two Sundays are all suffering serious symptoms of Islamophobia. I don’t mean that phony malady promoted by CAIR
and their fellow traveling jihadi sympathizers. I mean a real fear of Muslims. The papers that wimped out on the Opus issue did so out of a genuine fear of Muslims and what they would do if some insane irresponsible imam whipped the Muslim world into the same kind of frenzy that we witnessed during the Danish Cartoon meltdown
. This is the Islamophobia that the Islamists want us to feel. They want us to be afraid to "insult" Islam, or even question Islam. This is the Islamophobia that keeps the dhimmis in their place. It's the Islamophobia the Swedes refuse to bow down to (at least in this case) in their defense of the Mohammed dog cartoons
A phobia is defined as an irrational fear. But based on past experience, this fear is far from irrational. Cowardly maybe, but not irrational. Since so many in the mainstream media (who should know better) have once again twisted and debased the English language by accepting Islamophobia as a legitimate state of mind, we can call their acceptance of dhimmi status, Islamophobia.
Besides self-censoring the comics page, are newspapers also censoring and adjusting the news because of their Islamophobia? After all, both Detroit papers ran glowing press releases – uh – I mean articles on the appointment of Ismail Ahmed
as head of Michigan's Department of Human Services. Debbie Schlussel
was the only source of information as to Ahmed’s dark past, which, had either paper also reported it, outraged readers might have demanded his appointment be rescinded. My letters to newspapers and government officials, alas, were not enough to do the trick.
Both papers give Muslims, including spokesmen from CAIR, valuable space on their editorial pages to advance their causes. A Muslim spokesmen was allowed to criticize those of us who are against the building of Muslim footbaths at U of M Dearborn with student fees, as Islamophobes. Another prominent Muslim was quoted in an article on the New York City Police Report on homegrown terrorism, making the idiotic claim that Islamophobia is morally equivalent to anti-Semitism and racism. That's the phony Islamophobia by the way. The real Islamophobia is that fear of Muslims that keeps the News and Free Press pages always open to Islamic spokesmen.
There are other stories that we are not getting from the News or the Free Press. When is the last time they reported on the constant bomb attacks across the “restive” south of Thailand
by Islamic terrorists? Why haven’t we read about the destruction of the Nahr al-Barad
refugee camp in Lebanon
that has left 40,000 Palestinians homeless? Last summer, The News and The Free Press featured Al-Jazeera style reports, day after day, as reporters from both papers followed a group of Lebanese-Americans on a tour of houses that were destroyed by Israel simply because they housed Hezbollah-built rocket launchers that blasted rockets indiscriminately into Israel in order to murder innocent civilians. Then there was the tiny story of four Sudanese refugees being beaten to death by Egyptian soldiers
as they sought to gain refuge in Israel. Not refuge in any Muslim country, but in Israel, you know the Jewish state condemned by the Muslim world, Europe, and the United Nation's so-called Commission on Human Rights
, but the only country in entire Muslim dominated North Africa/Middle East that Muslim genocide victims looked to find at least a tiny sliver of hope.
Can all of this be chalked up to Islamophobia? Is there a fear in newsrooms across America that protects Muslims from reports of all but their most egregious crimes? What have you heard about the Holy Land Charity trial
in Texas? Outside of the Internet, and a few MSM sources, not much. In Detroit papers, nothing. So maybe they’re right. Maybe Islamophobia is a serious problem. But remember, it's the Islamophobia of the dhimmi, that very real fear that makes one accept a second class existence under the "protection" of Islam. Is that what our newspapers have accepted?
Labels: "islamophobia", Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, MSM, Opus
Some books you read and forget about as you move on to the next one. Some stay with you whether you ever read them again or not. A Wrinkle in Time is one that has stayed with me. My mother probably gave it to me back when I was a youngster. I read it a few times as a kid and as a teenager. I also read the other two books in the trilogy, A Wind in the Door and A Swiftly Tilting Planet. I bought the last two when I was in college. Madeline L'Engle was doing a signing at a local bookstore. The three books still sit on my bookshelf across the room. Of course, I recommended them to my children.Betsy's Page
reports that Madeline L'Engle has died. Betsy also links to a fond remembrance by John Podhoretz
Labels: books, Madeline L'Engle
More Islamic/Nazi Connection
Faithfreedom.org has this interesting comparison
between The Qu'ran and Mein Kampf. I first discovered certain similarities in these two books and in the Islamic Hadiths while trolling the book reviews at Amazon.com
. It was posted in a customer discussion by someone who calls himself, Big Horse.
* Mein Kampf:104 "The invention of democracy is a crying shame.... A majority can never replace the Man." Mein Kampf:106 "The one true leader, provided by Fate, is to be placed in that position."
* Qur'an 4:65 "They can have no Faith, until they make you (Muhammad) judge in all disputes, and find in their souls no resistance against Your decisions, accepting them with complete submission."
* Mein Kampf:1 "The distress of the nation gives us the moral right to acquire foreign soil and territory. The sword is then the plow. From the tears of war there grows the daily bread for generations to come."
* Qur'an 13:41 "Do they not see Us advancing from all sides into the land (of the disbelievers), reducing its borders (by giving it to believers in war victories)
* Mein Kampf:51 "I knew that I must rid the world of her."(speaking of all other polital sysytems, which he saw as being one)
* Qur'an 8:39 "Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah."
* Mein Kampf:56 "They will not recognize the outrageous curtailment of their human liberties, for in no way does the delusion of an intolerant doctrine dawn on them.
* Qur'an 33:36 "It is not fitting for a Muslim man or woman to have any choice in their affairs when a matter has been decided for them by Allah and His Messenger. They have no option."
* Mein Kampf:56 They see force, brutality, and the aim of the doctrine to which they finally and always submit."
* Qur'an 9:29 "Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission."
* "Mein Kampf:56 "The technical tools of Social Democracy became clear to me. I understood the infamous mental terror which this movement exercised on the population which could neither morally nor physically resist such attacks. There was a bombardment of lies and calumnies toward the adversary who seemed most dangerous, till finally the nerves of those who had been attacked gave out and they, for the sake of peace, bowed down to the hated enemy. But these fools will not find peace after all."
* Ishaq:461 "Muhammad besieged them for twenty-five nights. When the siege became too severe for them, Allah terrorized them. Then they were told to submit to the judgment of Allah's Messenger."
* Bukhari :V5B59N448 "They surrendered to the Prophet. 'I give my judgment that their men should be killed, their women and children should be taken as captives, and their properties distributed."'
There is of course, much more. It shows that twisted, totalitarian, Jew-hating minds think alike.
Labels: Koran, Mein Kampf
Teaching Children the "Basics"
School started. Blogging will be intermittent for the next nine months.
One of the things we learned in our "professional development" sessions in the days before school started was the importance of establishing routines in the first days of the school year. This was in addition to a session on "brain-based education
". The brain based stuff, the way it was presented by our highly motivated and charismatic speaker, was one of the standard mixes of the newer educational programs, a kernel of truth surrounded by a body of generalizations, wishful thinking, and simplistic ideas that might work for some students, but will be forgotten by this time next year.
Establishing routines, on the other hand, is a main idea of Harry Wong
, the newest latest and greatest guru of classroom discipline. I've seen a couple of his videos and skimmed his book. According to Wong, if you establish student routines at the beginning of the school year, and teach students these routines, you will have fewer discipline problems. That makes sense. Students need to know the procedures for coming into class, going to lunch, when it's OK to get up to sharpen a pencil, etc. He recommends that these routines be taught and practiced until students understand them and can follow them. After all, how can we, as teachers, expect students to know what to do if we haven't taught them what to do?
So why do these same teaching professionals insist that students do NOT need to be taught how the English language works, that they will figure it out on their own if they are given enough exposure to the written word? Why do they claim that students should NOT be taught standard algorithms in math because they need to understand the concepts and come up with their own (inefficient, time consuming, useless in the real world) algorithms?
An idiot can learn to stand in line, but our students need to practice it. The English language was developed over hundreds of generations. It has a complex system of rules that governs its correct usage. Algorithms were created by adults who were proficient enough with numbers (because they spent a lifetime devoted to working with numbers) to discover ways to handle difficult computations that could be taught to people, and with enough practice be used to handle every day transactions. Many different ways were developed by various civilizations to manage numerical concepts, but the base ten system
, first developed in India, has become dominant because it is the one that is most efficient. But somehow the same students who need to be taught the proper way to go to the bathroom, will magically understand math and the English language on their own. Never mind the fact that most adults could not do this if asked.
The troubling part is that they really don't admit the contradiction in that position.
Labels: brain-based education, education, Harry Wong
War's legitimate object is more perfect peace. Flavius Vegitius Renatus
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