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New But Not Improved

Have you noticed that in education everything is always new? New learning theories, new programs, new methods, new technology, new facilities. The world of education thrives on the "next big thing". From Progressive Education to open classroom to outcome-based education to No Child Left Behind to Race To The Top, to hands-on learning, to 21st Century Skills, to Common Core. American schooling always seem to be on the precipe of success. In all this marketing and hype, the one thing that doesn't seem to improve is student achievement.

American education remains near the bottom of international comparisons and test scores are stagnant. New theories and programs work well for educational experts; they don't seem to help students much.

Perhaps it is time to revert to what actually did work for centuries in America's past. The old ways of learning seem simple by today's standards. Students were taught a new concept and they drilled, memorized, practiced, and reviewed until they got it. Nobody promised that learning would be fun - it was work. What kids discovered is that work that leads to success is satisfying and motivates a person to want to learn more. Kids memorized their multiplication tables, their prepositions, and their history facts and once they got, they got it.

For most people, new means better so drill and memorization are not welcome words.  However, they produced results. In sports, results matter. Coaches drill and practice all the time to develop their players, they don't spend a lot of time on self-esteem traing or feel-good athletics. They want to win. If we adopted the same strategies in the classroom as we do on the court, we would produce students focused on mastering the material.

It is unfortunate that we are so suspicious of the old ways of doing things. We are becoming a country that is rejecting its past and our children are suffering because of it.

"Thus says the Lord, "stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; then you will find rest for your souls. But they said we will not walk in it." Jeremiah 6:16 

Tell The Truth

In America, we must stop lying to children and start telling them what is true.

The truth is that God made all people either male or female and it is good. God did not make a mistake when he created people.

The truth is that marriage is exclusively between a man and a woman for life, and it is awesome. There is no other human relationship where the two shall become one.

The truth is that children are not the center of a family. A husband and a wife are the priority relationship in a family and when their relationship works, all other family relationships benefit. A parent-centered home is biblical; a child-centered home is out of God's order.

The truth is that biblical discipline in a family is an act of love. Witholding discipline from a child is neglect and produces insecurity and resentment.

The truth is that self-fulfillment doesn't exist. No amount of entertainment, knowledge, power, or status can satisfy the soul. Outside of God, contentment and joy will not be found.

The truth is that there is a highway that many people travel on but it leads to death. There is also a straight and narrow path that fewer people find, but it leads to life.

We live in a culture that is sending messages to children that are false. Never have kids been more confused. Jesus is the Truth and He has told us how to live. "In Him we live and move and have our being."  Acts 17:28. His Word sets us free from all the wrong messages in the world today.

At Christian Community School we are walking in the truth and it is so liberating. We are not conforming to the pattern of this world but being transformed by the renewing of our minds. We recognize our enemy's deception and say no. We listen to a different voice, and He says, "You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." John 8:32

We Are All Artists

God is creative. Man is made in His image. Therefore, man is creative. The engineer is creative in his design. The musician is creative in his composition. The gardener is creative with his flora. The baker is creative with her cakes. Has God ever fashioned a non-creative human? Impossible. The artistry of God has been given to us; it's in our constitution.

Schools should be bursting with creativity. What the Father has programmed in, parents and teachers are to draw out. What a trajedy it is today that young people suppress their talents to pass a plethora of tests. It may serve the interests of the state, but opportunities lost only rob students. Many will grow up never knowing the creativity within.

In truth, we are all artists. The more we love God, the more we see his brush. When He paints the sky, the angels smile.  

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We're Positive!

At Christian Community School, we are for...

Small class sizes, moral and wholesome literature, traditional marriage, the fine arts, preparing for college, Biblical truth, the U.S. Constitution, cursive handwriting, the unborn, godly teachers and mentors, Biblical discipline, older students helping younger ones, school prayer, loving Jesus and loving one another. That's who we are.

We are not for ...

Common Core, bullying, test-fatigue learning, legalism,tolerance without truth, excluding others.

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