COMMON CORE MISSES THE MARK

COMMON CORE MISSES THE MARK

Mr. Martin Cothran was interviewed by David Kern of the Circe Institute regarding the Common Core State Standards Initiative in American Education, known as “Common Core.” Cothran begins: The Common Core standards are important because of the number of children that will be affected by national standards which are eliminating content knowledge and trying to replace… Read More ›

SETTING A CHILD UP FOR SUCCESS

SETTING A CHILD UP FOR SUCCESS

When a baby’s physical growth is stunted, it is considered a tragedy. The aim of parenting is not to prolong childhood, but to encourage maturity. Yet parents often make choices that stunt the growth of their children. We live with the accepted pattern of a twenty-seven year old “man-child” still living at home. The aim… Read More ›

CHARACTER COUNTS: THE PRIORITIES OF PARENTING

CHARACTER COUNTS: THE PRIORITIES OF PARENTING

“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” —Traditional Saying Human babies are not like most animals when born. They are far more dependent on their parents for far longer than most animals. The academic term is “under-socialized.” Human… Read More ›

INCARNATIONAL EDUCATION

INCARNATIONAL EDUCATION

The question of how we ought to educate seems, paradoxically, both a hot topic and one that no one really wants to discuss deeply. A few pithy phrases or digs at the public educational establishment down the street often suffice for many Christians. Yet this is a fundamental issue lying right at the heart of… Read More ›