Education


Happy Freedom Day

Recap from the Juneteenth celebration in Wausau! Thank you, Mayor Katie, for announcing the proclamation declaring Juneteenth in Wausau Thank you to William for his inspiring remarks about the grandmother of Juneteenth, Opal Lee. As always, we appreciate the wisdom and knowledge from Darryl and his reminder that we are all Americans. I am so incredibly proud of Cara, and Faith and their entire family for sharing the story of Carma and keeping her memory alive. We passed our hundreds of Black history books for kiddos! Thank you to everyone who donated ...

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Building Unity

Building Unity Democracy Tour Stop in Wausau, WI Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM Universalist Unitarian Fellowship of Wausau - 504 Grant St.    Event Description: (outdoor event) This Democracy Tour Stop Event will include a community potluck outside of the UU Fellowship of Door Co. This will be an opportunity to share ideas about ways that we can both help to turn out the vote and also to build a movement for peace, justice, sustainability, and democracy.   About Building Unity and the Democracy Tour: Humanity is facing challenging ...

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Righteous, Right, Religious, Radical, Republicans

Schools are meant to prepare students from preschool to college for their future jobs as well as life. The recent Wausau School Board decision to change the curriculum to meet the needs of their School Board members is a gross miscarriage of their job duties. They are ignoring the outcries from the majority of constituents against their outdated ideas. Having abstinence being the only method taught for contraception, taking out learning about sexually transmitted diseases, and advocating only adoption, etc. is not only a very narrow religious point of view of School ...

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Truth and Consequences in Education

“Teaching kids about frogs isn't grooming them to become amphibians. It's helping them learn about the world around them,“ a social media meme. “If you think education is expensive consider the cost of ignorance,” unknown It is well known that an educated, well informed electorate is necessary to a well functioning democracy. Citizens need to have accurate information on issues. But they also need to have more than data and more than competing arguments or opinions They need context. They need understanding and not just sound bites. They need some basis for ...

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AB963 Parental Bill of Rights

In March, AB 963 known as the "Parental Bill of Rights" passed our state Republican led legislature. One of its Senate co-sponsors, Senator Stephen Nass, praised the bill saying many public-school teachers and administrators are making children "endure their efforts at political indoctrination." Along with this unfair claim and others, he says our educators are carrying out an agenda "to change the country by convincing children to hate America, its culture, traditions and constitutional form of government." This characterization of our educators contradicts the ...

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Climate change and kidney disease

In the last 40 years, a new heat-related kidney disease (called Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown origin, Chronic Kidney Disease nontraditional, or Mesoamerican Nephropathy) has emerged among outdoor laborers in tropical countries. Chronic kidney disease means kidney damage or dysfunction lasting three months or longer.

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Musings on higher education

The shortage of pharmacists in this country predates COVID, so no one should be lumping this shortage in with other worker shortages. The solution to this kind of shortage lies within education.

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Thoughts on Education

I would question if we, as a society, really value education. It seems to me what we call education is more like indoctrination with a minimal level of skills training to function in the workplace.

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Homeschool is a better option for some parents and children

Entering the 2021/2022 school year, many families are once again choosing to homeschool their children for the foreseeable future. With the Delta variant surging around the country, and numerous lawmakers and school districts failing to mandate masks or vaccination for staff and students, parents are understandably concerned for the safety of their family. Many of us have family members at risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19, or have children who are too young to be vaccinated. I think most parents will agree that last year didn’t go so great. Whether it was ...

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Education equity

Education helps everyone improve their lives as well as the lives of their families, and having everyone at a basic level of education helps us as a society as a whole.

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