Wendy Frans Brushy Creek Elementary

Bob Jones University graduate Wendy Frans was recently named the 2022-23 Greenville County Schools Teacher of the Year.

The process of selecting ten finalists began last fall when schools selected their nominee for Teacher of the Year. Nominees then submitted applications which included their professional biography, educational history and professional development, community involvement, philosophy of teaching and a personal message to educators and the general public.

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Classroom Desks 2022

The Supreme Court ruled on June 21 that state education budgets can’t discriminate against Christian schools — but the most significant aspect of the case came more than six months earlier. In a revealing exchange during the oral arguments of Carson v. Makin last December 8, an attorney for the state of Maine essentially confessed that the government wants to discriminate based on religion, because politicians have “values they want to instill” in public schoolchildren. Multiple Supreme Court justices then explained precisely how they wish to discriminate against traditional Christian and religious believers.

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Public School Teachers Told to Indoctrinate Kids

State universities indoctrinate future teachers in controversial transgender, racial, and political theories — and instruct them to teach these principles to children beginning in preschool, a new report has found.

“There's a huge amount of liberal indoctrination going on,” the report’s author, Will Flanders, told “Washington Watch” guest host Joseph Backholm on Monday. “We found it across every public university in the state that has an education program.”

Flanders, the research director at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), performed a wide-ranging records search across all public universities in Wisconsin that teach education. He and co-author Dylan Palmer asked for the syllabus, assignments, and reading list for education courses — the classes future teachers needed to pass in order to teach in the state’s public schools.

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Droves of Americans Ditching Public School

This summer, students aren’t the only ones dreading going back to the classroom. According to staggering enrollment data, parents appear to have had a case of back-to-school blues over public education since COVID’s onset in early 2020. In the past two years, a mass exodus of over 1.2 million students has left the public school system as parents seek alternative education routes, such as public charter schools, private schools, and homeschooling.

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Jason Max Ferdinand Singers 2022

Bob Jones University recently announced the schedule for the University’s 2022-2023 Concert, Opera & Drama Series. The series will once again bring world-renowned artists to the Upstate.

The 2022-2023 BJU Concert, Opera & Drama Series includes:

Jason Max Ferdinand Singers - Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. 

(Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium)

Jason Max Ferdinand is a Full Professor, Chair of the Music Department, and Director of Choral Activities at Oakwood University where he conducts the Aeolians of Oakwood University. A native of Trinidad & Tobago, Ferdinand received his BA in piano from Oakwood College (now Oakwood University), an MA in Choral Conducting from Morgan State University, and a DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Maryland. As a doctoral student, Dr. Ferdinand was privileged to have studied under Dr. Edward MaClary who is a protégé of the late Robert Shaw and also studied and collaborated with Helmuth Rilling, Margaret Hillis and Robert Page.

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L to R: NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant., Jr., and Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis.
L to R: NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant., Jr., and Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis.

Beginning the Fall 2022 semester, North Greenville University and the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) will partner to provide quality higher education for the sheriff’s office employees.

“We are delighted to offer this educational opportunity to these courageous public servants in the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office,” said NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. “We want to partner to create and foster a safe, secure community through transformational education, community service, and strategic enforcement.”

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Making Mathlets

Buchholz High School in Gainesville, Florida has a math teacher, Will Frazer, who is motivating and energizing his students. What is his secret sauce? 

  1. He is teaching math, not critical race theory.
  2. He scouts for talent, because abilities vary.
  3. He puts all the smart kids together in the same room, which promotes excellence.
  4. When Covid shut down his school, he held his classes in another venue and his students followed him for the in-person classes.
  5. No teacher shortage in his classrooms; he uses high schoolers to teach middle-schoolers, which has the added benefit of reinforcing the lessons for the older students.
  6. He knows that students want to be challenged, not bored, in school, so he adds material to the lesson plan. 

This math teacher is not dumbing down the material or using diversity or equity or inclusion to teach. He is pushing his students to achieve excellence. "I cover everything the state wants me to cover, but there is no restriction on covering extra material," Frazer said in the Wall Street Journal (7/16/22).

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