Things That Made Me Shake My Head..
We now need incentives for students to do what they are expected to do anyways if they want to finish school?
Wyoming girl gets new car for good attendance. In the latest set of incentives for high school students to stay in school, prizes of $10,000 or a new car are being given away in at least a half dozen school districts in the US. Some say paying doesn't pay off, given flat graduation rate changes.
Kaytie Christopherson won a $28,000 Chevrolet Colorado crew cab pickup truck in a prize drawing to reward good attendance.
Update: I grew up under less than ideal circumstances, and it was always drilled in to me that the only chance I had to get somewhere better in life was to do well at school or else I was screwed. So ya maybe I am from a different time, place, planet.
Does it make you feel better that we are not the only country that has “issues” with evolution? From a diary on dailykos
Evangelical church leaders in Kenya are attempting to force the national museum to shove the world's greatest collection of hominid fossils into a dusty back room. Richard Leakey, whose family collected many of these fossils, including a nearly complete skeleton of Homo erectus, is fighting the attempt
"The Christian community here is very uncomfortable that Leakey and his group want their theories presented as fact," said Bishop Bonifes Adoyo, head of the largest Pentecostal church in Kenya, the Christ is the Answer Ministries. "Our doctrine is not that we evolved from apes, and we have grave concerns that the museum wants to enhance the prominence of something presented as fact which is just one theory," the bishop said.I found the original link at science blogs.
And Cos Sometimes A Simpler View Of The World Helps Us All ;-) (link)
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