A majority of the presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was reached on March 17, approving an amendment to the church’s constitution changing its definition of marriage from being between “a man and a woman” to “two people, traditionally a man and a woman.”
In a scathing resignation letter, Oklahoma City math teacher Juli Sylvan blasted the controversial Common Core standards and exposed numerous serious problems with the Obama-backed scheme — including the fact that it is being quietly implemented in apparent defiance of state law. Among the most troubling elements, according to Sylvan — a veteran teacher with more than two decades in the classroom — is the data-mining of children, which she said she is not willing to facilitate. However, the problems with the administration-promoted national school standards are much more wide ranging. From using ineffective teaching methods and imposing a one-size-fits-all education model to doing away with individualism and confusing students, the Common Core disaster is growing even in Oklahoma. Unable to protect her students from the scheme any longer, Sylvan said her only remaining option was to resign from the profession she loves. Lawmakers are aware of the resignation and looking into the matter.
A recently released report from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) indicated that American “millennials” (those born after 1980 who were 16 to 34 years of age at the time of the study) scored near the bottom of the pack among 23 countries evaluated for various skills.
This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Boston went on as "unusual" Sunday, with avowedly homosexual groups coming in, the state’s Knights of Columbus dropping out, city and state political figures celebrating the event’s new “inclusiveness,” and the leader of a conservative Catholic organization calling on parade organizers to remove Saint Patrick’s name from the event.
Is modern parenting breeding generations of spoiled, narcissistic, entitled brats? New research indicates that this is precisely the case.