Neal Pollard Pew Research Center recently revealed that "Four in ten millennials (those, according to this source, currently between 23 and 38) now say they are religiously unaffiliated"(fivethirtyeight.com). The data seems to indicate that "today's younger generations may be leaving religion for good" (ibid.). A contemporary study put out by the American Enterprise Institute reveals … Continue reading Why Is A Generation Leaving Religion?
Neal Pollard In March of 2007, in Owensboro, Kentucky, a couple tried to sell the woman's 15-month-old daughter for $3000 and an SUV. The noble purpose behind this attempted transaction was "money to pay off [the boyfriend's] fines for previous criminal charges." Surprisingly, they denied the allegations and maintained their innocence, an effort that would … Continue reading Selling Children
Neal Pollard Several of our classes have assistants to the Bible class teacher. She (or perhaps in select cases “he”) serves in a support role, helping students do handwork, find Bible verses, or occasionally keep order. These are vital roles, and often a teacher’s aid later actually becomes a teacher. Teachers’ aids are part of … Continue reading Teachers’ Aids
Neal Pollard The philosophically liberal magazine, American Prospect, included an article in the January/February, 2014, edition, by Sharon Lerner entitled, "Starting Smart." The article begins by asserting that there is almost universal support in the public, business, and political sectors for mandatory, universal Pre-K education. Lerner, considering such broad favor, ardently calls for leveling … Continue reading “Addressing The Huge Unmet Needs Of Young Children”