Letters to the Editor
Common Core Standards Were NOT Properly Vetted
- By Johnnelle Raines - Pickens, SC
I am a citizen of South Carolina and I am concerned about children's education. I have taken the time to read all the Common Core Standards grades K through 12 as well as research the problems associated with these standards. The problems are multiple in number and grave in level of concern.
Common Core Standards were NOT properly vetted. There is NO research to support their effectiveness. They have NOT been field tested. Bottom line is SC children are guinea pigs and our 2010 State Board of Education, Education Oversight Committee, Former Superintendent Jim Rex and Governor Mark Sanford have pimped SC children out to the highest bidder...Bill Gates. Bill Gates has spent close to 150 MILLION dollars to promote these standards. Why, you may ask, did our education decision makers sell our students out? The answer pure and simple...to get Federal Race to the Top money and a No Child Left Behind waiver. Their decision was NOT based on factual information these standards were better than our previous standards.
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Reaction to Tony Beam’s Message
- By Juliette Kozak
The Blessing of Abraham Gen.3:12 is Salvation in Christ. And if ye be in Christ, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. Gal. 3:29
Tony, It was an encouragement to me to know that a pastor would be on the radio on Christmas eve to speak of the truths of the Word of God on our Savior’s birth.
I am constrained to give you my reaction to what you brought to us in your message on the account of our Savior’s birth.
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We Are Headed for Self-Destruction
- By Carol A. Hatcher - Watkinsville, GA
With our country apparently being headed toward self-destruction, we wish to thank you for The Times Examiner which brings truth to others in these very stressful times.
Enclosed is a book, ABANDONMENT THEOLOGY by John Chalfant, that offers excellent insight into key elements that made America great; where some of the current problems were birthed; and offers ideas to help prevent further decline.
Sometimes one probably wonders, “Is God punishing our nation?”
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“Amnesty By Any Other Name Is Still Amnesty!”
- By Allan E. Brown - Greenville, SC
After 26 years as a police officer for the city of Greenville, I retired to take a job as a Court Security Officer under authority of the U.S. Marshals Service—my primary responsibility being protection of federal judges, among other duties. In this capacity that I occasionally have the privilege of seeing lawful immigrants come to the Clement Haynesworth Federal Building to complete the final step on their “pathway to citizenship” in compliance with our immigration laws.
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The Doctrine of Tyranny Revisited
- By Frank Hall - Greenville, SC
Eighty years ago I was a seven-year-old boy with a twelve-year-old brother. We had chores to do, so we didn’t get a lot of playing time, but when we did have time to play we did what Charlie wanted to do because he was bigger, stronger, and tougher. He practiced the Doctrine of Tyranny, not the Doctrine of Shared Power. I didn’t like this arrangement, and several times it erupted in fist fights. I knew Charlie would mop the floor with me but I didn’t care. I wanted, even demanded, a more equal say-so in our activities.
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