‘Education’ Category Archives
by Arnold Jago in Australia, Common Sense, Education, Health
Getting maximum value from school classes must partly depend on what’s happened since last lesson.
In Australia, one student in seven arrives at school having had no breakfast.
This can’t help.
No dietary input, no concentration, perhaps.
Many must come on Mondays having had no exposure to church or Sunday School over the weekend.
No spiritual input, no inspiration perhaps.
by Arnold Jago in Australia, Common Sense, Education, Youth
Australia is spending more and more money on school education — yet students’ results are deteriorating compared with other countries.
Results at Australia’s Catholic and independent schools are better than most government schools — despite receiving less government funding.
Donald Trump recently promised to commit $20 billion towards a program they’re calling “School Choice” — families to receive vouchers ensuring that the money follows the child to whatever school the parents choose.
Mr. Trump is quoted as saying, “School choice is the civil rights issue of our time.”
Australia would do well to follow his example on this.
BULLYING, SUICIDE, HOMOSEXUALITY: what is wrong with our schools and our families and our society and our souls?
A 13-year old boy has committed suicide because, according to his mother, he was bullied for being “gay”.
That’s very sad.
We need school programs to curb bullying whatever its context – race, body-image, religion or whatever.
But this poor lad’s death is now being politicised by activists determined to infiltrate schools with programs teaching that homosexual acts are normal, that one’s gender is changeable at whim and that sexual activity needn’t be related to marriage between a man and a woman.
Such politicking can only make matters worse.
If we teach the young in school that traditional marriage is irrelevant and that it’s appropriate to do whatever turns you on – how can things get better?
Many Australian school-leavers are currently in Queensland and elsewhere, unsupervised — lots of them drinking, brawling etc.
One (in Bali) is imprisoned for drug possession and could stay there for some time.
It’s a pity. These youngsters have had lots of somebody’s money spent on their “education”.
Aged mostly about 18, Australia’s laws permit them to drive vehicles, drink alcohol — even to vote!
Do our law-makers perhaps need a bit of remedial education?
Neuroscientists these days suggest that brain development isn’t complete until about age 25 – or even into the 30s.
Likewise vehicle-insurance companies. They should know – they’re the ones losing money when young clients kill or half-kill themselves. They charge 18-year old customers more than over-25s.
18-year olds should, in fact, seldom be out of the sight of their mummies and daddies.
Some kind of curfew might help, just in case the parents don’t do their job.
by Arnold Jago in Australia, crime, Education, Lifestyle, Modern Church
Ballarat victims of priestly sexual abuse are calling on Cardinal Pell to “reaffirm his pledge” to help them.
A Mr Peter Benkiron says, “Cardinal Pell either knew about the abuse of children…or he knew nothing but still has a responsibility to protect future generations….” **
That’s true enough.
Everybody – all of us – have a responsibility to protect future generations.
The most urgent protection they need is protection from exposure to propaganda designed to persuade them that sexual deviations are normal and reasonable lifestyles to adopt.
Such recruitment is going on in many schools disguised as “anti-bullying” classes.
Cardinal Pell and all concerned citizens should spare no effort to have the “Safe Schools” indoctrination program ended ASAP.
( ** Ballarat COURIER, November 1)
by Arnold Jago in Common Sense, Education, Family, Lifestyle, Multiculturalism, Youth
Are there really multiple “fluid” genders — not just two sexes but numerous image-identities (non-binary, pan-gender etc.)?
Apart from seeming slightly silly, could such teachings harm students?
Perhaps the multiple-gender notion itself mightn’t be so harmful.
But fluidity-merchants have a dangerous unspoken dogma to promote.
They want to reinforce in children an un-thinking world-view that reality is how you feel.
Which makes promiscuity OK.
No need to think about sex — if you feel like it, why not just do it.
No need to think about other people — why not just use them?
No need to think about right and wrong — isn’t everything relative?
No need to think about God because – they desperately want people to believe this — “hasn’t science disproved God?”
If young people acknowledge God’s existence, they are on the way to thinking – including thinking about doing what is right by other people.