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Author Topic:   On Sowing and Reaping
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Message 1 of 2 (477893)
08-08-2008 7:48 PM

Thanks to the concerted efforts of some of the community, some so-called science teachers, and religious fanatics, all of whom are against science, both the high school and junior high school in Big Spring, Texas have been rated academically unacceptable by the Texas Education Agency.
See the following for details:
Big Spring Herald
The unacceptable rating appears to be based upon standardized test scores in science among ethnic and socioeconomic minority groups but it is difficult to say exactly due to the piss poor professionalism of journalists around these parts.
The only thing I can think of now to end this travesty is to remind the populace that if there is no high school, there is no high school football.
As I have stated from the outset of my posting on forums, the war to preserve public education in the US is right here in Big Spring, right now.
I suppose that the evangelical/fundamentalist movement is gloating over this great victory. They have helped to prevent the disadvantaged from considering a career in science.
How does helping the poor to remain poor fit in with the Sermon on the Mount?
Free for all?
Crossposted to WorldWideWord Dreamcatcher.
Edited by anglagard, : clarity

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08-10-2008 11:30 AM

Thread copied to the On Sowing and Reaping thread in the Social Issues and Creation/Evolution forum, this copy of the thread has been closed.

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