Category Archives: Education

Revealing the Truth: Border the Movie

Border: The Divide Between the American Dream and the American NightmareBorder is a must see documentary about the serious and dangerous problems the nation is facing due to unsecured and porous borders. Using footage obtained over the course of a month on the southern border of the U.S. covering four states, Border reveals the cause and effects on the people on both sides of the issue. With the help of ranchers, illegal immigrants, politicians, activists, and Minutemen Civil Defense Corps volunteers the situation is revealed to its audience in devastatingly raw form. The nation should be worried and offended.” [SOURCE]

To see a clip promoting the movie, check out this YouTube video. Otherwise, you can find all you need to know at the Border Movie Official Website.

I haven’t seen this movie yet, but I plan to purchase it myself. It looks a bit disturbing but sometimes we need to be disturbed out of our comfort zone to cause us to act. We as a nation NEED to have secure borders for the safety of our people. If the government does not protect us, then people will do what they have to in order to protect themselves.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Intelligent Design Under Attack

Expelled the MovieThere’s a new movie coming out next week on Friday, April 18th called “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” starring Ben Stein. The premise is that it’s a documentary about how the idea of Intelligent Design (a.k.a. Creationism) is coming under attack in the academic arena.

Here’s a trailer of the movie…it’s pretty interesting and worth the time to watch it. I came across the movie preview a few weeks ago when I got a link in an email from a colleague. Then, earlier this week I came across a personal endorsement from Governor Mike Huckabee.

If you don’t believe our freedoms are being stripped away from us right under our noses, then I encourage you to check this movie out. Whether you believe in Creationism or Evolution (or some other theory), the point is American educators/scholars are clearly being discriminated against just for questioning a scientific theory.

Central Elementary Embraces IB Curriculum

Boy holding the worldThe Fluvanna Education Foundation awarded a $220 – Professional Development Grant in 2006 to the Teachers Book Group at Central Elementary:

“Ms. Christa Clore, IB coordinator at Central Elementary, used this award to purchase 10 books for the study of alternative and creative approaches to curriculum presentation. The teachers involved in the study are preparing for the International Baccalaureate program. Once the initial ten teachers have completed their study they will then offer the books to an additional group of teachers to form a new study group.”

Hmm, the International Baccalaureate programnow what is that all about? I asked myself. So I did a little digging.

Starting with their Mission and Strategy

Evidently they “promote intercultural understanding and respect, not as an alternative to a sense of cultural and national identity, but as an essential part of life in the 21st century.

Here’s an excerpt from their mission statement:

The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people…who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.” [Read full statement]

Sounds nice…world peace and harmony. Honestly, the phrases “develop inquiring…young people” made me a bit uneasy, and the idea of “other people, with their differences can also be right” made me ask a few questions. What exactly are we “developing” here and are we talking about being morally “right”? So I kept digging. Continue reading