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Why Some Public Schools Seek to Cancel the Objective Nature of Math

November 11, 2019
Posted in: Academics

Reading Time: 6 minutes   On October 2, 2019, The Daily Wire released an article titled, “Seattle Public Schools Teaching ‘Math Ethnic Studies,’” asks, “Who Gets To Say If An Answer Is Right?” The article poignantly opens with this sentence: “Math, in case you didn’t already know, is racist.” The article proceeds to lay out the plan of Seattle’s […]

Nation-making: Historical Methods and Their Results 

July 3, 2019

Reading Time: 5 minutes In 1889, American philosopher and historian, John Fisk, produced a writing titled, “The Beginnings of New England.” In this work, he analyzed the progression of government from its earliest forms to the present day. Fisk viewed America as the culmination of government, having moved out of barbaric means and into a society that valued man […]

The Role of Geography in History

May 9, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Like me, you were probably educated in such a way that Geography class was wholly separated from History. In fact, it may have even been lumped into a unit or two under the nebulous title, “Social Studies.” What if Geography played a huge part in History? In the eyes of Arnold Guyot, geologist and geographer […]

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The Principle of Individuality . . . a Perspective Necessary for Liberty

Reading Time: 5 minutes In Spring of 2019, Dayspring Christian Academy’s Upper School students performed Learner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Based on Pygmalion, a work of George Bernard Shaw, the main character, Eliza, makes the following observation to her friend, Colonel Pickering: “You see, really and truly, apart from the things anyone can pick up (the dressing and […]

Has Google Made Memorization Obsolete?

Reading Time: 4 minutes The art of memorization is a long-standing tradition at Dayspring Christian Academy. From Kindergarten to Senior year the memorization of poetry, the Mayflower Compact, the preamble to the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, the Apostles Creed (in English and Latin), monthly scripture passages (in English, Latin, and Spanish), the Greek Alphabet, student orations, and more, is […]

Truth Changes Everything

October 8, 2018

Reading Time: 8 minutes   The following blog is a compilation of notes taken during our annual Upper School Retreat. Our 2018 speaker was Jason Jimenez of Summit Ministries. Jason’s presentation during our two-day retreat focused on The Gospel, its power, and how we can live out the Gospel in our daily lives. Living the Gospel is our theme […]

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