Connecting the Dots in an Unconnected World

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Modern Parable

Our daughter Solveig shared the following article she found on the internet.

After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said:

“Let me see if I’ve got this right. You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their t-shirt messages and instill in them a love for learning. You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, raise their sense of self-esteem and personal pride. You want me to teach them patriotism, good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play. You want me to teach them to register to vote, balance their checkbook and apply for a job.
You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior and make sure that they pass the final exams. You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps. You want me to communicate with their parents in English, Spanish and/or any other language by letter, phone, newsletter, email and report card. You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, an old computer, and a salary that qualifies my family for food stamps.

You want me to do all this and then you tell me I can’t pray.”
Pray for our public school educators. They are among our best and our brightest.

Attempting to connect the dots…

Romans 1:16

“An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.”
~ Anatole France


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