Accepted New Biological Sciences Instructor Role

I was recently extended an offer to join the new online education initiative started by Reg_09_2015Citizens’ High School as an online course developer as well as their Biology and Zoology instructor.  Citizens’ High School has been in business since 1981 mostly as a long distance correspondence school. It was recently acquired by the founder of American Public University, Dr. James P. Etter, and will soon begin onlines courses for High School students.

This program can be appealing to homeschooled families as well as independent learners and partnered schools seeking some online enrichment and convenience. The school is accredited by DEAC and is now working toward accreditation with Middle States Commission for regional accreditation.

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Image Source: Atidamilare 

D.C. Lawmaker believes that cold weather is man-made

Washington, DC – The bar just keeps getting lower in public office it seems. D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr reported on Facebook at 7:21am ET Saturday.

Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this is climate manipulation…. And D.C. keep talking about, ‘Were a resilient city.’ And that’s a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate, to create natural disasters they can pay for it and own the cities, man. Be careful.

It should go without saying but this is completely bonkers!  However, a small constituency will believe what this young brother is saying. That absolutely scares me.

Increasingly, Americans in general, appear to be lacking the ability to determine what information is false, from what information is true and accurate. Snopes.com is attempting to educate the public but fake news is arising faster than they can address it.

Schools may need to start hiring critical thinkers for Professional Development so that our children can be inoculated against non-evidence-based dogma and beliefs. If done well, we could unleash more enlightened and patient minds that can look at information more objectively rather than responding out of blind emotion.

In a society where contradictions are now status quo, insults are talking points and bad behavior is now considered a way of sticking it to the liberals, can we at least have our science facts correct?

In many ways, I wish our politics were more like scientific processes. In science we must: be critical thinkers, be honest with the information we put forth, be aware of our biases, be careful in how we draw conclusions, present data and information as it is and not how we wish it to be. If more people used their brains to think more critically, our world be probably be in a much better place.

Video of the young councilman below: