Physical, emotional and spiritual support pumps up kids for FCAT
When Evans High School students bend their heads to take the 2008 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, dozens of community members will bow their heads, too -- in prayer.Done all you can do?!?
A group of about 40 churchgoers hopes that God's power will do what studying has not for the strugglingPine Hills school: raise its state-issued letter grade above the F it received the past two years.
"Once you've done all you can do, you put it in the Lord's hands," said the Rev. Michael Kimbrough, pastor of Rising Sun Baptist Church in Pine Hills, who is organizing the prayer chain. (Full Story)
Have you tried, oh... I don't know, teaching?
It's not the children's fault they're failing, Rev. Mike. The fact is, Florida is a bleak and hellish educational sludge of confused Bible-thumping evangelicals and fundamentalist pseudo-Christians who care more about indoctrination than any sort of legitimate education. You're a land of dummies.
What happens when the prayer fails, as it inevitably will, and these kids are made to believe that their precious, all-loving, benevolent god wants them to be failures?
Posted By Dan to The Wisdom of a Distracted Mind at 2/13/2008 10:07:00 AM