Education concerns shared

Jan 25, 2013 Full story: The Jackson Sun 13

State Sen. Lowe Finney, Rep. Johnny Shaw, Rep. Jimmy Eldridge and Rep. Craig Fitzhugh all said they agreed on the importance of strengthening Tennessee's public education system Thursday during a legislative forum on education in Jackson.

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iteachtn

Jackson, TN

#1 Jan 27, 2013
Well let's start by not going backwards. For example, Haslam letting the creationism bill hang around until it stuck last year. Science has made huge gains, but things such as this keep TN students behind what is really going on in the real world. How can we become advanced when we are going backwards into the 1960's? Sincerely, One disheartened TN teacher.
EvolutionMan

Jackson, TN

#2 Jan 28, 2013
iteachtn wrote:
Well let's start by not going backwards. For example, Haslam letting the creationism bill hang around until it stuck last year. Science has made huge gains, but things such as this keep TN students behind what is really going on in the real world. How can we become advanced when we are going backwards into the 1960's? Sincerely, One disheartened TN teacher.
Physics needs to be required to graduate. And we must inform students on new discoveries in Evolution, Climate change, as well as some sort if understand of cosmology.

If people really knew concepts like these, the US would be a much better place.
CB

Jackson, TN

#3 Jan 28, 2013
iteachtn wrote:
Well let's start by not going backwards. For example, Haslam letting the creationism bill hang around until it stuck last year. Science has made huge gains, but things such as this keep TN students behind what is really going on in the real world. How can we become advanced when we are going backwards into the 1960's? Sincerely, One disheartened TN teacher.
Sounds like we need more teachers like you!
EvolutionMan

Jackson, TN

#4 Jan 28, 2013
CB wrote:
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Sounds like we need more teachers like you!
Exactly. We need devoted teachers that wants to teach all the latest discoveries and techniques in order to further education.

Seeing that 98 percent of information in science text books have been the same for 40 years is disheartening.

How many years of college are required to be a school teacher?
disgusted

United States

#5 Jan 28, 2013
I, for one, like creationism being taught. Evolution is and always has been a theory, not fact. But to teach students, teachers must show up.
EvolutionMan

Jackson, TN

#6 Jan 28, 2013
disgusted wrote:
I, for one, like creationism being taught. Evolution is and always has been a theory, not fact. But to teach students, teachers must show up.
Can you state the definion of theory for me please? Just copy and paste it off Webster for me.

Because I think your confused on the definion of theory in science.

Fact of the matter is is that we must teach what we find and what experiement and observation tell us, not the other way around.
disgusted

Jackson, TN

#7 Jan 28, 2013
And you were around for the evolution of fish into humans? I know what a theory is. I don't have to copy and paste anything. Again, it is a theory which can never and will never be proven true. Things and creatures may have evolved, adapted and mutated over the years, but not out of their own types. Slime did not develop into a dog, a cat, an ape, a human, etc.
Why is evolution not still taking place?
CB

Jackson, TN

#8 Jan 28, 2013
disgusted wrote:
And you were around for the evolution of fish into humans? I know what a theory is. I don't have to copy and paste anything. Again, it is a theory which can never and will never be proven true. Things and creatures may have evolved, adapted and mutated over the years, but not out of their own types. Slime did not develop into a dog, a cat, an ape, a human, etc.
Why is evolution not still taking place?
Here ya go, enjoy a bit of knowledge!

Theory:
a coherent group of tested general propositions, commonly regarded as correct, that can be used as principles of explanation and prediction for a class of phenomena: Einstein's theory of relativity.
EvolutionMan

Jackson, TN

#9 Jan 28, 2013
disgusted wrote:
And you were around for the evolution of fish into humans? I know what a theory is. I don't have to copy and paste anything. Again, it is a theory which can never and will never be proven true. Things and creatures may have evolved, adapted and mutated over the years, but not out of their own types. Slime did not develop into a dog, a cat, an ape, a human, etc.
Why is evolution not still taking place?
Are you not aware of how evolution works? Because they way you just described it IS NOT evolution, that my friend is magic.lol

But yes, everything is still evolving, generation to generation. It just takes thousands to millions of generations to see what your talkihg about.

Would you like q simple understanding of the REAL thing?lol
Yeah

Oak Ridge, TN

#10 Jan 28, 2013
disgusted wrote:
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Why is evolution not still taking place?


It is.
EvolutionMan

Jackson, TN

#11 Jan 28, 2013
EvolutionMan wrote:
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Are you not aware of how evolution works? Because they way you just described it IS NOT evolution, that my friend is magic.lol
But yes, everything is still evolving, generation to generation. It just takes thousands to millions of generations to see what your talkihg about.
Would you like q simple understanding of the REAL thing?lol
A*
CB

Jackson, TN

#12 Jan 28, 2013
EvolutionMan wrote:
<quoted text>Are you not aware of how evolution works? Because they way you just described it IS NOT evolution, that my friend is magic.lol

But yes, everything is still evolving, generation to generation. It just takes thousands to millions of generations to see what your talkihg about.

Would you like q simple understanding of the REAL thing?lol
I'm sure he thinks the world is only 6000 years old, so good luck explaining it to him...
EvolutionMan

Jackson, TN

#13 Jan 28, 2013
iteachtn wrote:
Well let's start by not going backwards. For example, Haslam letting the creationism bill hang around until it stuck last year. Science has made huge gains, but things such as this keep TN students behind what is really going on in the real world. How can we become advanced when we are going backwards into the 1960's? Sincerely, One disheartened TN teacher.
What would you do to change the current situation?

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