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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, October 11, 2016

Opus 2016-271: The Agendas Have Arrived

By agendas I mean date-books/calendars.  About 15 years ago a principle decided it would be good for the kids to learn to organize their time using a calendar.  Many adults do it.  I hope most do.  It was a good idea.  I don’t often say that, but let’s be fair.  Since he was a competent type of guy he ordered them, had them ready to go weeks before school started and gave them out with the text books when parents brought their children to register before the opening of school.

Good job. 

He left and for a few years the gears continued to grind smoothly, on this issue at least.  I got in the habit of spending time at the beginning of the year entering all the important dates for assignments and grades.  The tool for organization was being used as intended. 

Then came a Pharaoh who knew not Joseph.  Or should I say an administrator who only knew what was on the next page of the administrator’s handbook and they missed the one that said, “Order agendas”.  They were not there for the preregistration but were available when we got going.  Then they were not there at the beginning of school.  Then they were a week or two late.  This year they were handed out in week nine.

Might I suggest that the administrators need to get their own act organized.  They try to act like it is the fault of the agenda company.  Sorry.  If the agenda company worked the way the school did then they would be out of business.  If my memory serves me correctly, one of the reasons it now takes so long is that one year they delivered the agendas before they got paid and had to wait for months to be reimbursed. 

Unlike the public schools, they learned from their mistake.

The agendas have arrived.  Nine weeks into the school year.  After ten years of doing this.  I think this is a version of “what if they gave a war and nobody came”.  Substitute “education” for “war” and you get the state of modern education.

homo unius libri

4 comments:

  1. A lesson in irony.

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    1. And another lesson not learned.

      Grace and peace.

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  2. Principle? You mean principal? I think you need an editor.

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    1. As much as it hurts I must admit that you are right. This time. Savor the moment.

      Grace and peace.

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