Prioritizing Choice Problems, Declines in Literacy and Math Skills, and Moralistic Mysticism in Science – Breakpoint – BreakPoint.org | Wonder Mind Kids

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Part 1- The Midterms: What should our priorities be?

“The driving force behind the recent rethink: the persistence of inflation concerns among major constituencies and the difficulty of fighting the Republican message across multiple campaigns that Democrats’ support for criminal justice and police reform means they’re soft on crime.” , administration officials said.”

Reuters

Across the country, Republicans are flooding the airwaves with dire warnings—trying to link their opponents to murderers, child molesters and opioid overdoses. Democrats counter that their rivals would lock up women who want abortions. In addition, vulnerable Democrats are touting their own work funding and supporting law enforcement to respond to GOP attacks in a two-year rhetorical clamor over the progressives’ now muffled call to “defund the police.”

Politically

Section 2- The national report card highlights the terrible decline in academic performance

According to an authoritative national review released Monday, U.S. high school students in most states and almost every demographic group have experienced disturbing setbacks in both math and reading, delivering the clearest indictment yet of the pandemic’s impact on millions of schoolchildren.”

The New York Times

But the country’s Catholic schools either maintained their previous NAEP scores or lost significantly less ground than public and charter schools. In eighth grade reading scores, Catholic schools even gained a point, while charter and public schools each lost three points.”

America Magazine

segment 3- controversy Above Virginias New guidelines on trans students in schools

The model guidelines require parental consent to changes to a student’s name, along with any nicknames or pronoun changes, and requires that student participation in school sports and activities be based on ‘biological sex’.”

The Roanoke Times

Governor Gavin Newsom signed Sen. Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Refugee for Trans Children and Their Families, Senate Bill 107, into law. It goes into effect on January 1, 2023. SB 107 will protect trans children and their families when they flee Alabama, Texas, Idaho or any other state to California and criminalize the parents of trans children for providing them with gender-affirming care. When these parents and their children come to California, legislation will help protect them from having their children taken away from them or from being prosecuted for helping their transgender children access health care.”

press release

“If minors are in the state for gender-affirming care that they cannot obtain elsewhere, the bill falls into an existing category of ’emergencies’ that gives California courts clear jurisdiction: ‘A court in this state has temporary emergency jurisdiction Child if the child is present in the state because the child could not receive gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care.’”

Reuters

Section 4 – Stories of the week

Science is subordinated to religious values ​​and immaterial claims because every belief is a kind of belief.As the letter of James warnsDemons believe too, which is why we should all tremble as we consider where this “awakened” religion is taking us. We can offer the world even moreIs correctbelieve onewhose claims make science possibleinstead of ridiculous.”

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The question is neverifPolitics will operate from ideological assumptions, buttheworldview from which it will operate. Systems that value work, protect lives, and allow dissenting voices rather than silence them will always outperform systems that don’t. Therefore, Christians should take the political “track” to love God and our neighbors. ”

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Watch after [Dahmer] won’t turn every viewer into a serial killer, but it won’t help us love our neighbors either. As Marshall McLuhan observed, we become what we see. And eBay isreportingan influx of ‘Jeffrey Dahmer Halloween costumes’ for sale.”

The point

But the Church’s failure to do so does not change the fact that marriage was conceivedat creation,that the story of Scripture begins and ends with a wedding, that marriage is the relationship God uses to describe His relationship with His people, and that in our culture marriage and family are directly attacked. ”

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