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Truth Seeking Truth
Has Education Become Medicine?
Posted on October 24, 2021, Michael Cavalier – Editor
It’s not much of a secret that there’s been a growing push in the Democratic party to start teaching kids in public schools how to think and what to think, rather than teaching them how to read, write, and do basic math. Now, that may sound like something that would be limited to a select few children in a limited number of school districts across the country, but it isn’t – it’s becoming more and more commonplace throughout the nation, particularly in urban areas where Democrats tend to dominate the local government. You might even call it common core if you’re being charitable about it…
Democrats want to teach our kids what and how to think. They want an education system that limits your child’s access to opportunities and presents your child with biased views on controversial topics like gun control, health care, and the environment. Do Democrats want to control your kids?
There has been a massive movement to remove God and prayer from schools and replace it with sex education, political views of liberal teachers, and the usurping of local control by government bureaucrats far removed from your community that doesn’t care about your child’s education as much as they care about their own personal feelings on how you should raise your children.
The tragic fact is that many parents don’t know enough about their child’s education. They may be highly intelligent and highly educated, but if they have not taken time to learn how a school system works or what concepts are being taught at each grade level, it doesn’t matter. There are plenty of homeschooling moms and dads who have done extensive research on education. The problem is those families represent a small percentage of those who choose home-schooling as an option.
Just because there are legitimate reasons to take your children out of public schools does not mean you can give up all involvement in their education. If you believe in educating children at home, make sure you read up on the subject before turning in assignments for teacher grading! But simply put, doing whatever it takes to get a good job should start with a quality education from preschool through college—if possible from childhood through high school. You would never hire anyone without knowing what skills he or she has—so why would you try to raise someone else’s kid without teaching them well?
There are several reasons why parents are homeschooling their children. A recent New York Times/CBS News poll found that 65 percent of people think parents are doing it because of dissatisfaction with public schools, while 31 percent say it’s about school safety, bullying, and drugs. Whatever your reason for homeschooling is, you can rest assured that you aren’t alone in wanting to do it. Across the country, more families are deciding not to enroll their children in public schools—and there are many reasons why. But if you’re still not sure about homeschooling or where to start, below are three common questions every parent has when they decide they want to take matters into their own hands.
Do parents know what they’re getting themselves into? Absolutely not. If any one thing has come out of my experience homeschooling, it’s how unprepared most people are for what lies ahead. Just like anything else worthwhile in life, once you get started on a homeschool journey, at some point (almost inevitably) there will be something major you did wrong (no matter how hard you try to prepare). When that happens (and it will), at least one of two things will happen: 1) You’ll get frustrated; 2) You’ll give up entirely. I watched as my son homeschooled his son (My Grandson) as he became frustrated at first, then it was amazing to see him remember how we were with him as a child.
I remember sitting at the table with him and his brother when they got to their math homework, and all but gave up. If you ask both of them today, they would tell you “I CAN’T” didn’t exist in my vocabulary. I was very good and still today at math. I patiently taught them both how to do math like me. I received my GED when I was just (16) sixteen years of age. Well, that’s enough of me tooting my own horn. Here is a little to the second part of this article.
We depend on someone else to educate our kids. This means you need a hired nanny or a daycare provider or government-run schools. Are we becoming a nation that depends on other people’s children for our future? No, I’m not talking about illegal immigrants it’s a whole lot closer to home than you think.
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