19 July, 2005
Terrorists Strike Alger Heights!
IT SEEMS THAT ALGER HEIGHTS has been struck a large blow this summer by radical secular humanistic terrorists! Alger Elementry is being demolished so that a "new and improved" educational facility can take its place.
Why the need for another building? It seems that secular humanist Ph.Ds believe that new buildings promote learning. Over the past three years of living in this neighborhood my taxes have gone up anually to pour money into this dying cause called public education.
What the secular humanists do not understand is that true education begins and ends with the knowledge and the fear of Jesus Christ. This is what is missing from public education...knowledge and wisdom.
Lets look at how well Grand Rapids schools are doing in Kent County:
Of the 29 public schools in Kent County it ranks: 27
Graduation rate: 85%
Money that comes from property owners per $100,000: $1080
Percentage of students on forms of welfare: 74.6%
Proficiency in reading at grade level: 49.1%
Proficiency in math at grade level: 35.7%
Christians, this is a wake up call. New buildings and diversified classrooms are not going to solve the education crisis. As Christians we need to be educating our children to be the thinkers in our society. There was once a time in history when all great Western thought came out of the Christian church. WE need to see the importance of this. We need to be educated and keep Jesus Christ as the beginning as well as the goal of all education.
Our tax dollars are lost. (I paid $1600 this year in taxes so that 30 some % of Grand Rapids can do math) Our covenantal children do not need to be lost though.
We need a Reformation in Christian thought: the glory of Christ Jesus!