Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:27
Religion and eve of Common Core debate in Louisiana
Written by 

bad-appleCommon Core, the education standards program is becoming a controversial subject in Louisiana.  Governor Jindal, who supported Common Core is now in favor of pulling away from it.  Many are concerned about the potential issues of privacy and federal intrusion. 

 

The issue of Common Core arose during bayoubuzz’s publisher’s Stephen Sabludowsky’s conversation Tuesday morning on WGSO with Louisiana pollster and political analyst, Bernie Pinsonat.  Sabludowsky substituted for WGSO’s Jeff Crouere, who is honeymooning with his new wife, Simone: 

Sabludowsky: Let's take a call from Daniel in Mandeville. 

Daniel: I want to discuss common core. I know you talked about it earlier. Everybody wants to talk about a system that they want us to teach our kids. We had a system in this country years ago. It was the Bible; the Bible upon which this country was founded. In the 1960s, it was taken out of the school. Years ago, children learned to read by reading the Bible. When we took the Bible out of the school in the 1960s and began murdering innocent babies through abortion in the 1970s, we turned against the God for whom we founded this country. God said that if we don't obey his commandments and my statues, he will our enemy above us. Years ago, America's standing was really high throughout the world. Now, we're down to 24 or 25. I do not want my children to be taught by a group of people who say that that it takes a village to raise your children. Look at the villages we have in this country. Go to the big cities; they are jungles; war zones. Do you want your children to be like these children? My children are out of school, but I'm against common core because we as a world should not be learning together as everybody else. What we learn is not exactly what God wants us to learn. He told Adam and Eve to not eat from the tree of knowledge. I don't think the knowledge we have today is given by God. Have we become Gods? I don't think so. Some religions teach you that you have become a God. That's not true; there is one God that we have to serve. If we turn away from the God upon whom this country was founded, he will put our enemy above us.   

Sabludowsky: I understand what you're saying, but I respectfully disagree on some of your points. Let's hear what Bernie has to say. 

Pinsonat: Being in the polling business and surveying voters a lot, I know that religion is one of those areas that are hard to talk about. Everybody has an opinion and a version of what God thinks about issues. The Bible is the document that spells it out. When you go to St. Tammany, Acadiana, or New Orleans where a lot of Catholics live, it's a different story. Children are in Catholic private schools and home schools. You can't say that it applies to all children; it might apply to him and his children, but it doesn't apply to the whole state. That's the way we tend to speak about religion; ours is the only one. When you actually work in government or are an elected official, it's more complicated. I understand where he's coming from, but one side doesn't say it all when it comes to government. We're made up of a lot of different beliefs in Louisiana. I've never seen an issue like common core being so controversial. I don't understand why it became so controversial, but there are lot of people who are supporting it. A lot of companies think that the workers they get need to be tested and educated based on common core standards to improve. The other side of the street thinks that this is something evil from the government. Right now, I don't see those groups ever getting together. It's controversial, to say the least.

Login to post comments
  • Cat Fights on the Hot Cement Confederate New Orleans statues
  • Ex-Saints, Bears, Bills, NFL Exec, Jim W. Miller discusses NFL Draft tomorrow
  • Trump's new plan; Curtains on tax returns release; 40% say Trump-Russia; Probing Obama admin
  • Watch Louisiana Governor Edwards talk about CAT Tax failure

catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

Read More

miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

Read More

 

trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.

 

Read More

edwards play money 1

At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

Read More

latter-blum2

Sen. Appel talks budget, economy

TRUMP TALK

Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1