Daily Wisdom

June 12, 2005

Schools Look At 'Alternative' Programs

MILWAUKEE, WI -- Public schools in Milwaukee are facing growing problems with drop-outs and attendance problems. In the face of this crisis, school administrators are considering "alternative" programs to combat the problem. These programs would include such radical new ideas as Bible studies, prayer groups and faith clubs.

"We've tried everything else the N.E.A. and the A.C.L.U. had to offer", said a Milwaukee teacher who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "Nothing they offered seemed to work."

Faith-based prayer groups were chased out of public schools by a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1962, but were allowed back in by a 2001 Supreme Court decision. That decision is reflected in the new U.S. Department of Education guidelines.

"Until the 2001 U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow faith-based groups back into the public schools, there was a steady decline of religion-based moral guidelines in U.S. public schools", said Hawkeye® (a NJ-based blogger). "First they removed the 10 Commandments. Then they removed prayers of any type. Then they pushed to eliminate any reference to God whatsoever", he continued. "There was nothing to fill the moral vacuum which this situation created... and the results are clear for all to see".

A local Milwaukee pastor suggested, "When everything else fails, try God."

3 Comments:

At 6/13/2005 11:54 AM , Anonymous Pipe Jones® said...

Bible study and prayer groups. Hmmm... Just might work. Something has to give here.
BTW, have you been following the fiasco playing out over in Frenchtown in Hunterdon County? It appears to be somewhere below the radar in the MSM, but in a nutshell the school district banned a young girl from singing "My God is an Awesome God" in a school production. Seems they named that town well, although it's surrounded by a very "red" part of NJ.
I was out your way last week, in Manville for Bret Schundler's primary nite party. Unfortunately my man Bret didn't win the GOP nomination for governor. We still have to defeat "Daddy Warbucks" Corzine, though.

 
At 6/13/2005 7:58 PM , Blogger Hawkeye® said...

Pipe Jones®,
Hey, thanks for stopping by. No, I haven't heard about that Frenchtown thing. I will have to look into it. As far as the election goes... I agree, Corzine has to go. Not only is he a liberal Democrat, but he hasn't done a darn thing. He has not introduced 1 bill. He has not gotten any funding for any NJ programs. Nada. Nothing. He's just a big Zero... Zip!

 
At 6/15/2005 4:54 AM , Blogger Kajun said...

You don't know just how fortunate you are to have a Governor who does nothing!

 

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