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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Cubed Has an Education Blog!!

Cubed has an education blog!! You MUST go take a look and give her a warm greeting and a thank you. We here in the Grizzly Sloth hold Cubed in very high regard. She is a wonderful writer and has scads of information to convey to you. Click on that title right above and you will be transported immediately to her newest endeavor.

Grizzly Mama featured many of Cubed's writings right here. You probably remember, but just in case here they are:

Education and Jihad, Part 8.
Education and Jihad, Part 7.
Education and Jihad, Part 6.
Education and Jihad, Part 5.
Education and Jihad, Part 4.
Education and Jihad, Parts 2 & 3.
Education in America, Part 1. (I did a crappy job summarizing this one - so please follow the link to Cubed's original essay. In fact - I insist that you follow the links to Cubed's original essays on ALL of them!!)

Oh dear. I put them in backwards, didn't I?? Silly old bear. Well - you'll just have to use your own judgement. It matters not in what order you read Cubed's essays, you will come away more enlightened, better informed, and with plenty to think about.

I insist that you enjoy!!

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10 Comments:

Blogger tshsmom said...

Thanks for the heads-up Monica!
Once again, Cubed seems to be hitting the nail right on the head. Is there no limit to her knowledge?

10 April, 2007 18:21  
Blogger MonicaR said...

You're welcome Tshsmom - Cubed is awesome!

10 April, 2007 23:23  
Blogger tweetey29 said...

I read the one right under the start of your post yesterday. Its amazing. I just couldnt get my computer to bring up your comments here. It has been slow lately. I think its dying on me. Thanks for the info though.

11 April, 2007 11:53  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Oh Tweetey - I hope that your computer is not dying. I've had terrible problems off and on with blogger AND haloscan on other blogs. I found that I had to ruminate for a week or so before I could tackle another essay - - it took me that long just to absorb everything that Cubed has to say. She is a wonderful writer and has so much good information.

I will be checking her new blog almost every day.

Thanks for reading!

11 April, 2007 23:43  
Blogger tweetey29 said...

Your welcome. I enjoy getting more information on things. That is what life is about. Learning even when your not in school.

12 April, 2007 08:07  
Blogger Dana said...

Thanks for the new blog to read!

12 April, 2007 10:46  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Tweetey - that is one of the benefits of homeschooling. I am learning so much. There are many gaps in my education (as for all of us) but it is a joy to lead by example in learning many fascinating things!

12 April, 2007 18:55  
Blogger Ann said...

Oh, boy, we've been pretty much glued to the TV today watching the terrible news at Virginia Tech. What an awful thing; I can barely imagine what the parents are going through - you send your children off to college, and then this.

I remember when we sent our two girls off to college, and before classes had even started, five students were killed in their off-campus housing. It took us several hours to know our girls were just fine (on-campus dorms, and it was before cell phones), but even that close call makes the awful thing at VA Tech come into very sharp focus. I feel so, so sorry for the families.

Monica,

I really wanted to take out a minute to drop by and say "thank you!" and offer my apologies for not getting by earlier to see your kind announcement about my new blog!

I am not blessed with AOW's "techie-gene," so setting up the blog is an up-hill struggle, even with my "in-house help desk."

It's been something I've wanted to do for a really long time, but in addition to being intimidated by the process of setting up, there are so many incredibly important issues out there. It took a long time for me to decide to take the leap and concentrate on this. I won't ignore Islam etc., but this will be my focus.

I have taken most of the posts you mentioned off 6thCAJ (there really hasn't been a general system crash!); I left up a couple of them because they had a lot to do with Islam, and that's the big issue there.

I'm trying to post around once a week, conditions permitting.

Again, thanks so much for everything!

Tshsmom,

I truly blushed when I read your comment! Thank you!

Education is SO important, and the turn it is taking is absolutely driving me over the edge!

I do not exaggerate when I say that it's the homeschoolers (and a very few private schools) that are the hope for the future.

One of the things that saddens me the most is that there are truly some great teachers "out there," but because of the kind of system we have, there is almost no place for them to show their stuff. It must be the most frustrating thing in the world to know that you have something to offer, but there's so little opportunity to offer it. It has to be like being in prison.

16 April, 2007 19:30  
Blogger Ann said...

Sorry - Cubed, not Ann! Blogger hates me!

16 April, 2007 19:31  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Cubed - it's terrible. I feel terrible for the students and the families. Just horrifying. There was no one there to defend them - there is no one there to defend anyone at any school, really. The college will hold an invocation tomorrow - I heard. Crap - that's all that they have the wherewithal to do for their students.

Education in America is a huge issue. We are up against the conditioning of the parents as well. We as parents truly believe that we are not capable of teaching our own children. It is a daunting task to take those first few steps - and then once a parent does that we realize that we have been lied to all along. We don't need advanced degrees - we don't even need a college degree at all to teach our children. An advanced degree in education really doesn't mean much - truth be told. I've met some of the people who hold them and quite frankly I was not very impressed by them.

It is an uphill battle but little by little we are making a difference. It was the ones who went before me who were truly the heroes in my eyes. They fought to make homeschooling legal in all 50 states - and they won and I will forever be grateful for that. That recognition of my right is not something that I will easily allow to be taken.

I am looking forward to reading every single one of your entries - no matter how often you are able to put them up. I appreciate your concern about this very important matter and I appreciate the time and effort involved in sharing your thoughts with us. Thanks, Cubed. (aka 'Ann' - lol.)

17 April, 2007 00:39  

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