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.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Opus 2014-6: Rejoining the Working Classes

I had to go back to work yesterday. 

Don’t feel sorry for me, or for any other teacher.

Next time a teacher complains about being underpaid, just give them three words:  Christmas, Easter, Summer.  From my reading, most Americans don’t even take the two weeks vacation that is traditional.  Teachers get that just at Christmas, or, as they say in the trade, Winter break.

I am quite willing to take more money.  I can always use it.  I don’t feel like I am getting rich.  At the same time I don’t feel like I am living on starvation wages either. 

We need to get a handle on the economy.  The government is spending too much.  We teachers are lined up at the government trough just like all those regulators in the IRS.  Hold our feet to the fire.  Don’t make exceptions for education.  We have shown that when you throw throw money at us we just develop a thirst for more.  We spent the whole day in meetings to deal with the new Common Core Curriculum (CCC) I have written about.  They raved about the lady who planned the meeting and her staff of five.  It was shared that this was all being paid for with money from the federal government, money earmarked for this new thing from the elitists.  I made the point several times during the day that with the money they spent on this training they could have restored the librarians to all the middle schools on the district.

But no one was listening.

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.