First, it was the Federal Government’s national overreach in education with President George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind nationalized educational standards. President Barack Obama expanded President Bush’s federal overreach in education with his Common Core nationalized standards. The federal overreach in education is leading to more national control over what American kids are learning, but it is also leading to a new renaissance in homeschooling.
The Founding Fathers believed that a well-educated citizenry is paramount for liberty and self-government to survive. However, they never advocated for the Federal Government to control and dictated to parents what is taught to their children. The Founding Fathers promoted the importance of a general education, but education was the responsibility of the parents to educate their children adequately, grounded on the principles and teachings of the Bible. It was not the responsibility of the government to educate them.
Nationalizing education is not about providing adequate education for kids. It is about controlling what they learn, what they know, and what they believe. It is about turning the electorate into pro-government robots who are easily controlled by a central planner. The Federal Bureaucracy does not care about your kids. They only care about the power they can accumulate.
If you oppose Common Core and any nationalized educational standards, then homeschooling is the biggest and loudest protest when you pull your kids out of government education. Take control of your kids’ education and homeschool your kids. Homeschooling gives parents the freedom to teach your kids the truth in every subject without government propaganda redefining the educational narrative. At its heart, homeschooling is about freedom and self-government for a free society that has a Constitution for a moral and religious people.
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