John Dean on D. James Kennedy

August 27, 2006

John Dean, former counsel to the president, has some stern words for religious dominionists, including Coral Ridge Ministries’ D. James Kennedy, in his column at Findlaw.com.  You may want to check it out.  


D. James Kennedy’s killer legacy

August 27, 2006

This might be a better topic for another blog I have in early creation stages — except that the difficulties with the anti-science program broadcast this weekend by D. James Kennedy’s Coral Ridge Ministries are exactly the same difficulties the same group has with history, and the concerns about revising history textbooks and history classes — to make them inaccurate and militantly polemic — also come from the same groups. The history errors alone in Kennedy’s program justify discussing it here. Read the rest of this entry »


If we valued education . . .

August 27, 2006

 . . . we would value teachers, and take care of them. 

Do we?

This blogger, Trisha Reloaded, a veteran teacher (outside the U.S.), gives her Ten Reasons Why I Hate Teaching.  She’s teaching in Singapore — but if she didn’t say, could you tell whether she’s teaching in your town?

TexasEd notes that teacher turnover is scandalously high, and wonders what are the costs of such turnover on students and on student achievement.  We focus on student drop-out rates — perhaps we should focus on teacher drop-out rates. 


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