Monday, June 10, 2013

"Faith" or "Science" based education?

What kind of education is this, "faith-based" or "science-based"?
An elementary school will hold a toy gun exchange Saturday, offering students a book and a chance to win a bicycle if they turn in their play weapons.

Strobridge Elementary Principal Charles Hill maintains that children who play with toy guns may not take real guns seriously.

"Playing with toys guns, saying 'I'm going to shoot you,' desensitizes them, so as they get older, it's easier for them to use a real gun," Hill said.
I'm sure that Principal Hill has good scientific evidence for this claim.


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Blogger Mary said...

Well, first of all, i think there's nothing wrong with toy guns. I think children are smart enough to know the difference. (There some adults go again, not giving kids enough credit for being intelligent, thinking humans.)

And second of all, what does this exercise teach them? That bribery is a good idea? Likely an over-reaction on my part, but this is like saying, hey kids, if you give this up, you can have this other thing... I'm all for books, but this is silly.

And no, i'm certainly no scientist, but i don't think this principal is citing any scientific study... :)

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