Okay, okay, it's been a week since I've said (written)
anything, which is my bad. And I could make the situation worse by regailing you with cute stories of my kids, like how Nathan kept me up two nights ago because he was terrified that aliens
were in the house. (Other kids are afraid of monsters
, but not my
kid! Oh, no! Cause mine are extra cute and extra special!) And you'd quickly flip away from this post, thinking, what the eff??
I waited a week for some soppy story about her kid?? Screw this!
But maybe what you really want to hear about is how I circumcised
! Yes! At Nathan's birthday party! Because lots of bloggers disappear for a week, but how many can say that they cut out a chunk of their finger during their absence! So ha, I win!
Seriously, though. When it was time to get the birthday cake ready, I got a brand new (and obviously too sharp)
knife out of it's packaging to cut it, and in the process, I sliced a piece of my finger off. It was really just a wide piece of skin off the top, but it wouldn't stop bleeding. So I had to quickly wrap a paper towel around it, and ask some of the other moms to take pictures and cut the cake, while I ran to the bathroom and tried not to freak out the kids.
I felt like an idiot, let me tell you.
Ehh, it will grow back.
I wonder how many hits I will get now from people googling "circumcised finger." Hee hee.
Anyway! On to the news! Here in California, an article about a recent lawsuit
caught my eye. The gist of it is, a Christian high school doesn't like it that the UC school people won't accept three of their classes for college admissions. The problem is not the whol
e curriculum, mind you. UC accepts almost
all of their classes for college admissions. Just not three of them. Because they don't meet with UC standards."The suit, filed on behalf of the students and the Christian school and scheduled for a hearing today in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, centers on three classes offered at Calvary Chapel Christian School that UC officials have refused to certify for admissions credit.
High school students who want to attend a UC campus must complete a sequence of UC-approved college-preparatory courses. The lawsuit says the university system discriminated against the Christian students by refusing to certify the classes.
UC officials argue that they have a right to set admissions standards to ensure that students are ready for college and say they consistently reject courses from both public and private schools for not meeting those benchmarks."
Here's the rub: the Christian school is claiming that the UC standards go against their religious beliefs
, and that's why they shouldn't be held accountable to them. They're saying that they should have the right to teach the classes however they want, in whatever religious slant they want, and UC should accept it that way.
I don't know what to think about this. On the one hand, I don't think that any of those attending the Christian high school should believe that they have an inherent right to go on to a UC college. Going to college is not a requirement. It's something that a student strives for, something they should have to apply to and work towards. The UC system should be allowed to set whatever standards they want, in my opinion, the higher, the better.
On the other hand, should the UC people be able to decide how students are taught about things like abortion, euthanasia, and the like? Should UC policy dictate the slant
of the way the facts are presented? As long as the teacher teaches that these things exist
, that the facts happen or have happened, is it up to the UC "standards" to decide whether the teacher teaches that these things are good
I don't know. It goes both ways, doesn't it?
Well...on to eating Rainbow Cookies! There's a whole post about that, right there.