Thursday, July 06, 2006

Argus Story on Wendy Day

This Monday, Howell Schools will have two new board members. Wendy Day and Phil Westmoreland. The Argus has a story on Wendy today. Her blog is here

I don't think it's a big deal if Wendy homeschools her children. What matters to me when I make my vote is which candidate is the best on the issues.

Wendy Day homeschools her children.
For the time being, the Marion Township resident plans to continue to do so, even as she is sworn into a four-year term on the Howell Public Schools Board of Education.

The reasons she took her children out of Howell schools last year had more to do with external factors; however, issues within the schools that Day said compromise her family's values system played a role in the decision to keep them out next year.

Day said she doesn't like evolution being taught as fact instead of theory.
Day also had issues with the display of the Howell High School Diversity Club rainbow flag, which she and others in the community said was the recognized symbol of the gay and lesbian pride movement.

The flag has since been removed, but, more recently, Day said she doesn't agree with the district's new sex education curriculum, which provides seventh-grade students with information on condoms.

"Those were a variety of issues that compromise our beliefs as a family," Day said.

18 comments:

MESSA said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Republican Michigander said...

I'll let Wendy answer her own statements on evolution.

Facts are proven true. Theories may or may not be true, but are backed up to some degree.

Personally, I believe that we all have adapted, and if evolution refers to that, there is a good basis of it to be true. On the other hand, I haven't seen enough proof that man came from apes or a common ancestor.

Part of the problem I see in today's scientific community is too many people relying on previous assumptions instead of refining and exploring those theories and hypothesis so that they may be proven true or not true.

Patrick Flynn said...

A red flag?!

Indicating what?

That this community leader just may be a conservative, Christian wife, and mother who dares to hold public education accountable?

MESSA said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
jusmyopin said...

According to the dictionary, the word "theory" has 6 different meanings. I believe the correct meaning to be used regarding evolution is the following: An assumption based on limited information or knowledge; a conjecture.
When I was in school and learning the ridiculous theory of evolution, it was explained that the word "theory" meant educated guess. How the years and humanism have changed the meaning of the word to hopefully make evolution look more fact based. If any of you truly want to believe that you were once monkeys and your tail fell off somewhere along the way and your features changed to look more appealing, you feel free. To me, evolution was created by an athiest so he would have some reason for being, other than faith in the Creator Himself.
As far as Wendy homeschooling and being on the school board, she and others on the board who do not have children in the school system must really care about the education in the schools because their kids do not even attend. Other board members who have kids attending Howell schools could be construed as having selfish ambition, only wanting to make the schools better or having some sort of personal agenda because their kids are part of the system. So see, you can throw stones either way. Thank God there are people like Wendy who care, not only about her own household but others as well.

MESSA said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
MESSA said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Page Field said...

http://thelisalog.blogs.com/the_lisa_log/2006/07/the_howell_scho.html

jusmyopin said...

Your comments on catholocism is exactly why I left that denomination many years ago. Thankfully I found a true relationship with Jesus Christ as my savior and now KNOW that God created mankind. I do not need science of any kind to dictate my being, only faith.

MESSA said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Not-a-RINO said...

I have listened to arguements on evolution where the followers are told to use 'creative imagination' with regards to the holes in the concept. To teach students that this is fact is not education, it's indoctrination. In a demonstration, "Lucy", the oldest known human, had a few "defects": Lucy's pelvis, a prime indication of the sex, was made of plaster of paris; one of Lucy's leg bones looks different in color. Maybe that it because it was found two miles from the first set of remains.

I am confident that Wendy Day will do a great job of setting the record straight as far as condom use is concerned. (Bibles were taken away from students and they are handed condoms. What's wrong with this picture???) According to a Canadian research study, thinking a condom will protect the user from AIDS is folly. Because the virus is so small and there are pores in the condom, it was described as trying to stop a bullet with a tennis net.

Students receiving good advice and facts is a great place to start. From some of the gobbly-gook students have been taught in government-run schools, I fully understand why Ms. Day has chosen to homeschool. It is obvious she believes the best education her children can receive is taught at home. Hopefully she can steer the liberal, secular humanist Howell educational system towards reality and excellence for the rest of the students.

Not-a-RINO said...

LivingstonTeacher: I can see that English wasn't your strong suit in school.

I, too, left the Catholic Church to be an agnostic. Later, I joined a full-gospel Christian church (reluctantly) and learned there is so much more to Christian faith than what I was taught for nearly 25 years. Granted, the name over the door won't save anyone and I'm sure there are some very Christian Catholics, but there are also too many that have been deceived. The latest errant teaching I recall is when Pope John Paul II told his followers that "we should welcome our Muslim brothers." Although I respect everyone's right to practice their faith as they wish, I cannot see correlation between Mohammed and Jesus Christ. May I suggest reading "Kingdom of the Cults" for more information?

jusmyopin said...

livingston teacher-It was your CHOICE to read into my statements that catholics do NOT have a true relationship with Christ. I stated my fact that after many years of catholocism and catholic school I was no closer to having any relationship with Jesus as if I had never been part of catholocism. Are all catholics like that? I don't know, probably not. It was MY experience I spoke of. It is also your choice to see MY experience as un-Christian. So be it. I do not believe that to be a Christian is to believe in evolution. To be a Christian means to follow Christ and His Word. His
Word speaks of creationalism and creationalism only. There is no room negotiation here.

MESSA said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Page Field said...

Livingston Teacher rocks.

Not-a-RINO said...

Livingston Teacher, I have a few questions for you: If "religion" is totally vanquished from the schools, then how can you explain the very founding of our Country? How can you fully explain the formation of the 13 Colonies that were molded along religious sects? Do we revise history and say that people came to the New World to make money and leave out the concept of religious persecution, that people were killed because of their faith in the Almighty? Do we revise history and tell students that America's schools were formed to teach children how to read the Bible? (It didn't take long for folks to realize that if they could read the Bible, they could read other things and knowledge was gained.) Is it such a high crime to mention a public figure, say for example, Mother Theresa, and tell students she is a person who has a deeply held faith in God? And finally, if we indeed are going to keep ALL religion out of the public schools, should we also include the religions of Secular Humanism (a recognized religion), Wicca, and devil worship (Halloween)?

MESSA said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
bluzie said...

I guess it's all a lie that sex education prevents sex and unwanted pregnancies? I guess the statistics are all wrong about when sexual experiences begin. It must be one of those theories we shouldn't tell the kids.
I have 3 grown children, I hear now that some kids,(of course not mine!) Were having sexual relations in 7th grade. So good we stopped it here in Howell.