How does a parent discern what is truly a good school for their child?
I read two blog posts which provide the clues to this conundrum.
The first titled: Miseducated, contained these two following opinions.
“Unfortunately, our education system is a mess.”
“Most human beings are not very wise. Like sheep, most human beings are not courageous either.
The second titled:
Can we reverse our wing flaps? contained this statement: I find the butterfly effect intriguing: the idea that the mere flap of a butterfly’s wing in, say, Nebraska could start a chain reaction leading to a tsunami in Sr Lanka. The point being that, with each “wing flap,” i.e., word or deed, we initiate a chain of effects.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate and ancient wisdom proverb, and a Bible verse to provide the clues needed “to fix this.” The clues are needed for i.e., every parent to discern if the school their child attends is adequately teaching what is truly a good and needed in everyone’s life to understand what pursuits in life are truly good instead of vanities.
Vanity of vanities, said the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. (Ecclesiastes 1:2)
Matthew 6:33 Bible Verse
“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness (justice).”
It concludes with the statement, “And all these things will be added unto you.”
Significantly, the original Greek for “added” refers not to rewards, but the results of the actions we take. When that still, small voice whispers to us, “Fix this,” it’s time
What’s My Point?
If we goggle the question, “how to know what is a good school,” we will obtain a number of clues or articles of opinion for a parent to discern.
The first sentence is the following which I will use as an example for purpose of this post.
“A good school visibly and substantively improves the community it is embedded within.”
My point is for interested to discern if the school their children is or will attend is truly a good school based on what we are hearing and reading in the news in our contemporary times, or. “Unfortunately, our education system is a mess.”
In My Opinion
In most urban cities in the USA, crime and shootings are being reported daily. The motives never seem to be reported because of the low rate of police arrests or convictions in courts because witnesses are fearful if they testify, they will become victims of the criminals.
However, regardless of the motives, whether it is to obtain profits from sale of drugs, revenge, or etc., every crime is in essence to pursue what King Solomon observed 3000 years ago, for a vanity
So, what is truly a good school for a parent to decide what is the best lessons in life everyone needs is in my opinion, to send a child mainly during the ages of 4-14 to be taught the Wisdom and Love in the Bible to guide them from pursuing a path of folly which is the vanities in life instead of directions how to live according to their Creators wishes.
And what is needed for every child to be taught during their most impressionable and vulnerable times in life is disciple and lessons needed in every home and community in the world. Wisdom and Love lessons to guide their paths throughout life on earth and eternity.
To leave this earth with a reputation of being known as a good man or woman, or a good parent, or business, or skill role they choose on their path in life instead of vanities in life…
President Biden and the Democrat Party believes that massive school funding will accomplish the goals to provide truly good schools. President Trump, Senator Tim Scott, and the Republican Party believe and support in school choice.
Sadly, in my opinion, so long as it is unlawful to teach the Wisdom and Love in the Bible in depth to the majority of children in our government secular public schools. It is a form of vanity to believe money will bring about equity for every child to attend a truly good school education., in my opinion.
Also in my opinion, now is truly the time for all parents to be courageous and join togerher to “Reverse our Wing Flaps” because of the Supreme Court 2020 ruling that the Blaine Amendments enacted by States to forbid taxpayers funds to be used to fund private religious schools was unconstitutional. All that is needed now is parents to support and elect State representatives to vote for school choice or school vouchers.
What is a truly good school for your child to be taught during the ages of 4-14 to help them choose the truly good paths in life instead of the vanities in life.
Based on the news we hear or read, are government public secular schools truly good schools accomplishing, “A good school visibly and substantively improves the community it is embedded within.”
Is now the time to reverse our wing flaps to reduce the violence we are reading in the news every day/?
Read the articles and selected posts in the Source Links below
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Citizen Tom – Miseducated
Mitch Teemly – Reverse Our Wing Flaps
School Choice – Matters Now
Turning the Tide Wisdom