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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Opus 2014-244: Rigor or mortis?

Our school district talks a lot about rigor.  We are told to have high expectations and hold the students accountable. 

You need to understand educational jargon.  At an assembly this week our eighth graders were told that the official policy of the school board was that they could fail two classes in their last semester and still walk in the promotion ceremonies.  That means that they can fail math and
English and still have the honor of walking across a stage as having met the requirements set forth for promotion to the ninth grade.

It is called rigor.  It is destroying an entire generation.

Don’t think this is an isolated incident.  Don’t think it is just on our district.  This disease of dumbing down is all across the country.

Ask questions.  Demand answers.  I know of at least one school board that needs to be voted out.

homo unius libri

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