Category: public school

Public School, the Bible & Christians: Are We at Fault for Society’s Decline?

I have dreaded publishing this post, and I have prayed heavily over it, begging the Lord to use it to challenge and move hearts. Public school is perhaps, the most sacred cow of our society making it one of the most volatile to discuss. Know I'm writing in earnest, heart-torn love. Yet I believe one of ...

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Why You Should Be Outraged That Your Parental Rights are Stripped When You Send Your Child to Public School

Why You Should Be Outraged That Your Parental Rights are Stripped When You Send Your Child to Public School

Julie Giles was arrested because her son missed too many days at school. Matt Walsh speaks about it: "Schools are just schools. They are places that teach students how to say the ABCs, how to add two plus two, and how to use lube and get abortions. You know, the basic stuff. They are not foster ...

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Socialization (Homeschooling & Peers): I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means

Socialization (Homeschooling & Peers) I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means

Socialization (Homeschooling & Peers): I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means "But they need to be with friends their own age." Her eyes revealed the earnestness with which she believed her words. She wanted to homeschool, but.... Homeschooling or not, too many parents have a deeply-ingrained belief about peers that is not only ...

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I Learned A Lot in Public School

I Learned A Lot in Public School

I actually learned a lot in my conservative, small-town public school where virtually every well-intentioned teacher, as far as I knew, as well as the principal, was a self-proclaimed Christian. We still had devotions over the intercom and Teens for Christ meetings in the morning. I graduated a smiling Homecoming Queen, a cheerleader, with an Advanced ...

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Homeschooling Help: Education and The Skills That Matter

Homeschooling Help Education and The Skills That Matter

More money, more time and more effort toward federal education has had one result: less real, meaningful education and even failing standards by the system's own measure. If you are thinking about homeschooling, I challenge you to dive into some research and see that it isn't as difficult as you might think and that "school" doesn't ...

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The Good Life and What Matters (What School Doesn’t Teach)

One book has left me speechless. Every time I read from it. A speechless soon met with an urgent compulsion to shout from the mountains. Every word. A Different Kind of Teacher, by John Taylor Gatto, is not just about the devastation of schooling on America (the world?), but about humanity and what makes us strong ...

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An Open Letter of Apology to My Former High School Student

Dear Jacob, I taught you in English class when you were eighteen years old and I owe you an apology. In fact, all your teachers do. I bought the lie and I lied to you, and it had a profoundly negative impact on you. I told you that since you weren't interested in dissecting Shakespeare, you wouldn't amount to ...

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Practical Ideas for a Real Education-John Taylor Gatto Part 3

Part 1: Schooling Has Nothing to Do With Real Education, Part 2:Learning What Matters Most The tricky part outlining a "how-to" for a real education (provided you don't want your children to have a fake one--that's kind of tongue in cheek,just so you know), is that it takes your life, your experiences, your children and your ...

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Matt Walsh: College or Misery

Reading Matt Walsh almost makes me feel like not writing anymore, simply because he has said it all and he has said it so brilliantly. I had to share one of my most recent favorites because I know you'll love it. You will. Trust me. Kids, Go to College or You'll Die Alone in Misery "I’ve written this ...

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What if Learning Isn’t Anything Like School?

"...one thing we do not have to worry about is how to educate children. We do not have to worry about curricula, lesson plans, motivating children to learn, testing them, and all the rest that comes under the rubric of pedagogy....The more we try to control it, the more we interfere." Peter Gray, PhD, Children Educate Themselves Think ...

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