The Caledonia Education Association invited candidates for trustee on the board of education to appear in a video interview to respond to questions. They sent us their questions ahead of time so that we could think about our answers. I wrote up some notes to prepare. What I said to them in the video interviewContinue reading “My answers to the CEA questions”
Monthly Archives: August 2022
Should we elect school board members who will protect Christianity?
Why the question about religion? Last Sunday and this Sunday, I am setting Sunday as a day to talk about how Christianity relates to the upcoming school board election. This is because in Caledonia, religion falls under the category of “elephant in the room.” Maybe we shouldn’t be talking about it. But we have toContinue reading “Should we elect school board members who will protect Christianity?”
What about school safety?
School safety is a serious concern these days because of the shocking school shootings that are too often in the news. A Wiki scorecard lists 68 incidents in the US in the 2000s, 230 in 2010s, and 74 so far in the 2020s. My first thought is that anything that might be done to reduceContinue reading “What about school safety?”
How does Christianity relate to school board?
I am, among other things, a Christian theologian. How do I think my Christian faith should affect what I do as a school-board trustee? You have a right to know. I’m writing this on Friday for posting on Sunday. Sunday is a day that many of us in West Michigan still regard as a differentContinue reading “How does Christianity relate to school board?”
Why do I want to focus on the local?
It’s good to pay attention to what’s going on around the world and around the nation, but praying and donating to good orgs and voting in national elections are about the only ways we have of doing anything about global and national problems. I’m in favor of praying and giving and voting in national elections.Continue reading “Why do I want to focus on the local?”
What are history teachers up to?
History teachers help students come to terms with our nation’s history. This is vitally important work. An interactive article from the New York Times opens a window into the classrooms of several teachers. Check it out.
Platform (for the 2022 school board election)
1. We must give our young people the best possible Education. Education is how we pass on knowledge, values, and skills from one generation to the next and equip them to surpass us. We educate our children to give them what they will need to survive and thrive in the world. We hope that learningContinue reading “Platform (for the 2022 school board election)”
Why speak up?
[Originally published on my school-board campaign blog.] I am running for school board because I feel a responsibility to speak up. This will take some explaining, including a walk down memory lane, if you will indulge me, but I promise I will get to the point before too much of your time is wasted. The bicentennialContinue reading “Why speak up?”
Why speak up?
I am running for school board because I feel a responsibility to speak up. This will take some explaining, including a walk down memory lane, if you will indulge me, but I promise I will get to the point before too much of your time is wasted. The bicentennial of the United States was aContinue reading “Why speak up?”
What is your position on masking?
What is my position on masking? As a school board candidate: I do not have a position on masking. Decisions about whether and when kids and teachers are asked to wear masks in schools are not made by the school board or by the schools’ administrators. They are made by the county health department. IContinue reading “What is your position on masking?”