I'm Nate, I like bikes, ( riding and working on them) climbing, and most things mechanical.
I’m curious if there is anyone here who went to or is going to Central Park East Secondary School. I think it’s a really amazing school model and would like to hear from someone who had experience with the school.
Christianity - the religion of love
I just want to say that all religions are like a swimming pool. All the noise is coming from the shallow end. I’m not sure if I identify as a christian right now, I was raised in the church and still teach sunday school, but I am questioning still. in all my life around Christians and in the church I have never met anyone like this. Don’t let this represent Christianity just like we don’t let Jihadists represent Islam
things the government want from me
- my money
things the government don’t want from me
- these hands
we’e been reading a lot about Wendy Kopp and teach for america in my social foundations class. Honestly it lleaves me with a bad taste. this entire class is supposed to be about teaching kids to be effective citizens in a commonwealth and all I see Kopp Praising her TFA teachers for is bringing up the kid’s assessment scores. yes rigor is good, yes it’s good to see teachers never giving up on their students but if they are just trying to get them to pass a certain level on a test aren’t they just perpetuating No child left behind? I see schools like the central park east secondary school where students have half a day and do community service, they submit and defend a graduate portfolio like a thesis to graduate, and they have an advising period of 12 students every day with the same teacher for 4 years to reflect on life and what they’ve experienced. that seems like the best kind of schooling to me. Anyone can try and make kids come in on weekends and work them harder and get their test scores up, but shouldn’t we be making them better people?