Friday, April 08, 2005

In the News

Bill Cosby is changing his tune from when I grew up. I remember when he used to sing "Dad is great he gives us chocolate cake!" and "J-E-L-L-O" But now he's singing a new song

"children need to get healthier and suggested parents should stop feeding their children soda and chips for breakfast. This food is not funny that we're eating"
But somehow "L-E-T-T-U-C-E" just doesn't have the same ring to it and I thought it was the schools job to "Keep Kids Fit" anyway.

Here's and new requirement for graduation. This Seattle school district wants to include a course in "Family Life"

The goal, supporters say, is to help students learn the value of strong, enduring relationships and reinforce the importance of families as the basic unit of society -- lessons many teens may not be learning at home.
If families are the basic unit then "Why aren't they learning this at home?"

Also in the news money and education have a way of creating unnecesarry enemies,

It seems there is a feud building between Catholics and Homeschoolers in Ohio over state money for post secondary education. The Catholics seem to think there isn't enough money to go around.

Home schoolers and traditional private schoolers increased their participation in the postsecondary options program by 17 percent last year. This year, the fund ran out of money, catching some Catholic high schools by surprise.The Catholic Conference, according to publications obtained by the Akron Beacon Journal, has vowed to lobby the legislature for more money and also to remove home schoolers from the program.
Hope they can get this worked out without a big public fight. That's not good for either side.

But here's a district who thinks they have found a solution to their money woes. Money sure does have a way of changing peoples minds on things doesn't it?

Lastly, homeschoolers may think twice about getting involved in high school sports if this keeps happening.


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