Category Archives: Education

College Of The Ozarks And Peaceful Protests

The argument concerning the peaceful protest of racial “institutional” discrimination has come to the Show-Me state. The College of the Ozarks is a 110-year-old conservative Christian college based in Point Lookout, Missouri, about 40 miles south of Springfield. They are … Continue reading

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COPE v. Kansas Board of Education

Columbia, MO – My column in the Columbia Missourian and reprinted in my blog titled Let’s not allow science to be sandbagged by religion generated some interesting feedback, as you can imagine. One that came through a couple of times … Continue reading

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Let’s not allow science to be sandbagged by religion

Reprinted with permission from the Columbia Missourian Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CST Columbia, MO – Let’s talk about science. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon talked about science in the State of the State address last week, wanting to … Continue reading

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God, Prayer, the Constitution and the Rubicon

When is prayer in public school or by government bodies acceptable under the First Amendment? When is that demarcation line crossed. When does prayer cross the constitutional Rubicon? Prayer and religion in both cases are very permissible, before after and even during school … Continue reading

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A Clear Violation of Georgia and United States Constitutions

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On May 1, a “spontaneous” prayer began in the offices of a Lumpkin County High School coach. According to news reports, it was a started by a student at either 7:30 am or 8:00 am and continued for three to … Continue reading

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Your Assistance is Requested

The Future of Education:In Seat versus Virtual Learning In one of my “inquiring minds want to know” moods, I watched a TED video today (2/28/2013) that I found fascinating; “Build a School in the Cloud” by Dr. Sugata Mitra, an … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT – HB-179 Hearing Scheduled for Feb. 20, 2013, 8:00 am Missouri State Capital, House Hearing Room 6

HB-179 is proposing an addition to RSMo 170.335. 1 (http://on.mo.gov/WJvDxm) stating that it “…encourages students to explore scientific questions, learn about scientific evidence, develop critical thinking skills, and respond appropriately and respectfully to differences of opinion about controversial issues, including biological … Continue reading

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Academic Ethics

Online cheating devalues education Columbia Missourian – With Permission Wednesday, December 5, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CST; updated 6:40 p.m. CST, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 BY DAVID ROSMAN   I am not technophobic! As we head toward the plethora of … Continue reading

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It’s past time to get serious about gun laws and taxes

Because of requests by readers of my Columbia Missourian columns who do not live in Columbia, I have been given permission to repost those columns here. Wednesday, December 26, 2012 | 12:30 p.m. CST BY DAVID ROSMAN COLUMBIA — It … Continue reading

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The Motivational Speaker

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How do you motivate your audience? The question began in a LinkedIn group representing college faulty. “What music do you use on the first class to excite or calm your students?”   My response was simple. Why do you need … Continue reading

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