Andrew Kern Jul 21, 2008

The reason for the growth of bureaucracy in American life is a loss of confidence in the spirit of God, al loss of confidence in human dignity, a turning to law from grace. This is a rather obvious historical development that can’t be discussed because we are now a secular nation.  

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Andrew Kern Jul 19, 2008
From Diane Ravitch's Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms (essential reading for anybody who wants to understand American education - and that must include teachers! Doesn't it?):
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Andrew Kern Jul 19, 2008
The decline of American education is directly correlated to the rise, expansion, and application of scientific management theory in education and the ever expanding controls placed on education by the "experts." Scientific management theory arises in the context of an economic utopianism that finds its clearest expression in education in progressive theories. This economic utopianism raises the question of whether education and democratic nationalism are compatible.
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Andrew Kern Jul 12, 2008
The annual CiRCE Conference is coming up in just a couple of weeks (July 24-26) and every year many teachers, administrators, and homeschooling parents go to conferences, not just ours, in hopes of becoming better - better teachers, better mentors, better parents, better people.  But those kinds of lofty goals are not accomplished by attending some workshops and taking feverish notes over the course of three days.  O, to God, that it were that simple!  If only sanctification could be accomplished in a workshop!
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Andrew Kern Jul 9, 2008

I recently met a young man who has been involved in Christian classical education for a few years. One year his school decided not to attend a summer conference because it would not be cost effective. What happened, though, was that the teachers and leaders felt isolated.

 

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Andrew Kern Jul 9, 2008
My biggest fear is not failure but successful irrelevance.
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Andrew Kern Jul 5, 2008
David Wells, in his 1998 book Losing Our Virtue, suggested that
There now seems little doubt that our new healers are offering salvation on strictly secular terms, terms that may bypass moral issues entirely.
Here is a great deal to reflect on in a small space. Consider: if we approach our salvation "on strictly secular terms," what is included in that salvation? What is not being considered.
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Andrew Kern Jul 5, 2008
The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Therefore, take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light.
Luke 11:34-36
As humans we seek enlightenment and illumination. But what prevents it? Ignorance?
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Andrew Kern Jul 5, 2008
i read this today in the Wall Street Journal:
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Andrew Kern Jul 4, 2008
If you are a home schooler, how would you like to sit at a table with Laura Berquist, author of Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum and collector of The Harp and Laurel Wreath? Here's your chance, as Mrs. Berquist will be facilitating a round table discussion for home schoolers at the annual CiRCE conference. You'll join 11 or 12 other home educators to discuss issues that arise in a Christian classical home. To learn more about the CiRCE conference or to register, visit our web site at www.circeinstitute.org.
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