MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Public Schools Can Force First Grader to Remove ‘God’ From a Poem

December 9th, 2012 Viewed 1110 times, 1 so far today

Little girl's talkA 6 year old girl wrote a poem, a special tribute to her two grandfathers who served during the Vietnam War which included the line:

“He prayed to God for peace; he prayed to God for strength,”

Another parent got wind of this line, and complained to the school district, and the Principal and Superintendent compelled the girl to take this part out of the poem.

The offended parents didn’t want God mentioned anywhere in the program, and of course they claimed establishment clause.  What about free speech?

And you wonder why people home-school.


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Boy Strip-Searched in Local School

December 7th, 2012 Viewed 1128 times, 1 so far today

BricksHow would you like to be these parents, that have their son come home crying because he was searched at a local school with the suspicion of drugs:

The student said two security guards, a Chicago police officer and a female assistant principal took him from an room where he was serving an “in school suspension” to a nearby washroom on the second floor.

Is Homeschooling For Everyone?

May 26th, 2011 Viewed 1493 times, 1 so far today
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Homeschooling – Gustoff family in Des Moines 022 (Photo credit: IowaPolitics.com)

The truth of the matter is, before any child is sent off to school, daycare, head-start or any of these locations outside of the home, they are homeschooled:

Until you put your child in a “head start” program or kindergarten, what had you been doing with them? Many parents of young children will say they are “thinking about” homeschooling, but their child is “only three” so they “haven’t started yet.”

What have they been doing all that time? Haven’t they trained them to walk, to eat, to say “Thank You,” to brush their teeth, to tie their shoes, to chew with their mouths closed, to go potty by themselves, to sleep through the night, to say “Yes, Ma’am” and “Yes, Sir;” to count to ten, to say their ABCs, to pray, to sing, to play pat-a-cake, to finger-paint, to eat Goldfish, to clean up after themselves, etc.?

What Will Start the Homeschooling Tidal Wave?

May 19th, 2011 Viewed 1209 times
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Parenting (Photo credit: Leonid Mamchenkov)

Many of us that believe that homeschooling is the best option for raising children wonder when it will dawn on other Christian believers that sending their children to be indoctrinated by the humanist school system might not be the best choice for their kids.

Things like this e-mail from Rachel make you wonder if anyone’s paying attention:

The Solution to The Public School Problem

July 1st, 2010 Viewed 1528 times

College

Anyone can take a shot at the public school system.  They take in tons of money, have multiple layers of bureaucracy, they pass people that cannot read or write, and then they say the solution is more money.  It’s the definition of insanity1.


  1. Insanity (n): Doing something over and over again expecting a different result []

Throwing Money at Education Isn’t Working

June 30th, 2010 Viewed 1853 times

Studying Late 1

Why is it that a stay at home mother who pays $1000 or less for a curriculum’s worth of books, $15 to join an area group for sports, recreation and activities, and spends $100 for a sport and then pays school taxes for services that they can’t take advantage of (instead of getting paid by the government) can end up training children that have great academics and are an asset to our community, but New York state can spend $7,642 per pupil with the average teacher salary of $46, 800 and can graduate students that cannot read? [Education Backgrounder]

So, Who Is Responsible For the Children?

April 8th, 2010 Viewed 1439 times

Flower Girl

Where our country and our world is going can easily be seen in what is being taught to our children.  The Roman Catholic’s knew it.  The Marxists knew it.  Plato knew it.  The Pro-Life movement knows it.

What children are taught and who should be doing the teaching is, therefore, a big issue.

The Right To Teach Your Child Your Worldview

March 9th, 2010 Viewed 952 times

Girls Reading

Not having enough to do trying to brainwash all the public school children to only believe one worldview, the press believes that it now has the right to dictate to the makers or home school curriculum what worldview they teach as well.

Never mind that the article itself states that the textbook writers are giving what a majority of their clients want—it focuses on how “unjust” it is that non-Christians do not have many text book options as homeschoolers where they can learn their preferred beliefs.

Is College Pointless?

May 9th, 2008 Viewed 3782 times

learning with pencil I’ve long thought that the fact that “no one fails” in school was something that made the whole thing silly.  Failing has a negative connotation, but it also says that a person needs more work in a given area in order to master it.

That we have taken the teeth out of grading by continuing to process children forward even when they haven’t master basic skills is at the heart of our education problem in America.

What Did You Miss?

April 16th, 2008 Viewed 1375 times

Mom and Son Each of us who are parents have to make many decisions every day, but one of them is critical: who will raise them?

I do not believe the current culture that tells us that we have to send our children to day care because we have to have two incomes.  And I think it’s a convincing lie, because our society is constantly telling us what we need to have, where we need to live, and that we have to have it our way now.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.