Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Opus 2011-161, Nanny State: Bullying Survey

We have students wandering the halls during class.  The tardy bell is widely ignored and assumed to mean that it is time to start thinking about thinking about getting a last hug from your girl friend before you start thinking about start thinking about moving toward class.  We have kids getting drunk, stoned and pregnant during school hours on campus.  Our kids can’t read, write or do simple word problems in math.  Public education is a mess.

We now have the answer!  We going to administer the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire.  The leaders in the Nanny State, public education, are doing their best to make sure that children are not bullied at school.  I could save them a lot of money.  Children are bullied.  Children will always be bullied.  One way to stop bullying is to remove the bullies.  That however is not part of the program. 

We are “participating in a school-wide Bully Prevention program paid for by the Department of Mental Health.”  (Federal, state or local?  Who knows?)  I know you thought there was a budget crisis.  I know you thought California was on the verge of bankruptcy and the federal deficit knows no bounds.  In the midst of this we have found money to print and distribute a Bullying Questionnaire.  We are going to find the funds to send teachers to training for this program.  And somewhere in all this will be experts and consultants making a ton of money.

The solution is at hand.  Sit down, shut up, hang on, and enjoy the ride.

Your tax dollars at work.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.