“DIVISION IN MATHLAND” (a book) is not a separate operation to master, but rather a combination of successive approximations, multiplication, adding up, and subtracting back, all held together by students’ own number sense. In fact, the actual work of Mathland and students, used as illustrations in the guidebook contains scores of atrocious spelling and grammatical errors. Students see that teachers are more interested in their reasons and explanations for solutions and discoveries, not whether or not everyone gets the same solution in the same way, say the authors. In fact, not knowing the answers ahead of time can be an advantage as you (the teacher) facilitate the discussion. Let the class debate the solution alternatives and through this debate convince themselves and you of the best choices” This book sounds more like Alice in Wonderland. – Inside California, July 1997.
WHO IS RUNNING THE ZOO? From Roger Hedgecock: In 1993, President Clinton gave – not even sold – to Red China all of our patents on computers. Also, the U.S. had an agreement with Hong Kong which would allow it access to all our military, since it was part of England. When the transfer of Hong Kong to Red China happened, President Clinton overlooked that agreement with Hong Kong, which would now allow Red China, legally, to have access to all of our military. Write to your Congress and U.S. Senator for an explanation and some action to stop this.
CORAL RIDGE MINISTRIES ALONG WITH FIVE OTHER PRO-FAMILY GROUPS, stepped up a campaign against American Airlines pro homosexual policies in June by placing a full page ad in numerous Texas newspapers and the Washington Times. The ad, an open letter to American Airlines CEO Robert Crandall, expressed concern about policies at the airlines which give “preferential treatment to homosexuals.” Such policies are an affront to our members and, we believe, to most Americans, who view this behavior as destructive to the moral fabric of our nation.” USA Today, Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram all refused to carry the ads. American Airlines offered only a one-sentence response to the ad. “We are very sorry that these groups disagree with our company’s policy of treating all customers and employees with kindness and respect.” (IMPACT, Coral Ridge Ministries August 1997)
SPEAKING FRANKLY ABOUT KILLING: “Who believes that abortion is something other than killing? I think we are guilty of not trusting the American people to be with us if we openly discuss every aspect…Any pretense that abortion is not killing is a signal of our ambivalence.” (Faye Wattleton, former Planned Parenthood President)
IT IS NOT YOURS TO GIVE – A video put out by national Center for Constitutional Studies, 1-800-388-4512, is a 17-minute tape of Davy Crockett when he was a member of Congress telling Congress why it is not their money to give. It only costs $15 and well worth it. Also, you will probably want to write to your Congressman and U.S. Senators and tell them the money we give in taxes is not theirs to give for charities or anything else.
Beverly Wyer of El Cajon is a Christian political activist.