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A new report from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a program of the US Department of Education, confirms what most parents already knew: shutting down the schools because of the panic over covid was a disaster for American schoolchildren. According to the NAEP, since the 2020 school shutdowns the average nine-year-old suffered a decline in reading skills and math skills. The reading skills decline is the largest since 1990. The math skills decline is the first ever reported by NAEP.

What makes this especially tragic is that there was no medical justification for closing the schools. Children are unlikely to either contract or spread covid, so the idea that schools had to close to prevent children from infecting their families may be the most absurd of all the absurd claims made by covid authoritarians like Dr. Anthony “I represent science” Fauci.

It was clear to anyone truly following the science that school shutdowns were unnecessary and harmful. Yet, because of the combined clout of the teachers unions and the cult of Fauci, in many communities schools were among the last institutions to reopen. When the schools did reopen, children were forbidden to sit together at lunch or play together during recess. Children were also forced to wear masks the whole school day, which made many children sick.

The teachers unions’ pernicious role in closing the schools shows a sad disconnection among teachers union bosses (and the politicians that do their bidding) from the promoting of children’s education.

The one positive development from the school closures is that many parents discovered how concepts like critical race theory had been snuck into the government school curriculum. This has led to a parental uprising and a renewed focus on electing individuals to school boards who are committed to stopping government schools from indoctrinating children with political and social beliefs or undermining parents’ values.

Many parents moved their children to homeschooling in reaction to the school closures and the revelations on what was really being taught in government schools. After the school shutdowns, there was a huge increase in the number in homeschooling families. As dissatisfaction with government schools grows, more parents will begin homeschooling.

For almost a decade I have been involved with homeschooling through my Ron Paul Curriculum. Students using my homeschooling curriculum can attain a superior education in comparison to standards set by politicians or bureaucrats. Instead of indoctrinating students with instruction in subjects including critical race theory, the Ron Paul Curriculum provides students with a solid education in history, literature, mathematics, and the sciences. It also gives students the opportunity to create their own websites and internet-based businesses. The curriculum is designed to be self-taught, with students helping and learning from each other via online forums.

Starting in the fourth grade, students are required to write at least one essay a week. Students are required to post their essays on their blogs. Students also take a course in public speaking.

The curriculum does emphasize the history, philosophy, and economics of liberty, but it never substitutes indoctrination for education. The goal is to produce students with superior critical thinking skills who can thrive with their individuality.

If you think my curriculum may meet the needs of your child, please visit www.RonPaulCurriculum.com for more information.

(Republished from The Ron Paul Institute by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Durruti says:

    For almost a decade I have been involved with homeschooling through my Ron Paul Curriculum. Students using my homeschooling curriculum can attain a superior education in comparison to standards set by politicians or bureaucrats. Instead of indoctrinating students with instruction in subjects including critical race theory, the Ron Paul Curriculum provides students with a solid education in history, literature, mathematics, and the sciences. It also gives students the opportunity to create their own websites and internet-based businesses. The curriculum is designed to be self-taught, with students helping and learning from each other via online forums.

    Starting in the fourth grade, students are required to write at least one essay a week. Students are required to post their essays on their blogs. Students also take a course in public speaking.

    The curriculum does emphasize the history, philosophy, and economics of liberty, but it never substitutes indoctrination for education. The goal is to produce students with superior critical thinking skills who can thrive with their individuality.

    Worth reprinting. Education, not indoctrination.

    From Jimmy Dore

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=jimmy+dore&qpvt=jimmy+dore&view=detail&mid=B09C0A5072EEE3D36694B09C0A5072EEE3D36694&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Djimmy%2Bdore%26qpvt%3Djimmy%2Bdore%26FORM%3DVDRE

    • Agree: Truth Vigilante
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  2. I appreciate this reminder from Dr. Paul about this curriculum, as we will be homeschooling starting next school year. For us it’s not just about avoiding the critical race theory, but it’s also about avoiding a critical race experience, if you know what I mean.

  3. SafeNow says:

    I was a serious student. In fact, I managed to be the high-school valedictorian. (I use the definite article, because back in those days (WAY back) there was only one, not 75 as is sometimes the case now.). So I guess I know a thing or two about learning. If I had a school-age child today, I would home-school him. My only qualm is whether kids today would put up with the rigorous, no-fun aspects of traditional learning. The combination of “kids today” coupled with the absence of classroom peer pressure would be daunting. But worth a try.

  4. Phibbs says:

    Even before the absurd school lockdowns, American students were far behind most other industrialized nations in math and science. Half of all public school students could not read at grade level. American high school graduates know next to nothing about history, grammar, the classic books or geography. So, despite spending more per student than any other nation in the world, Americans get nothing from all that tax money being sunk into public schools. After the Jews, public education is America’s number one enemy within.

  5. @Durruti

    Good stuff Durruti – in keeping with your track record of contributing only good stuff.

    Meanwhile, for those readers that haven’t seen it, that video Durruti posted features the demand by Mexican President AMLO (Andrés Manuel López Obrador) for the:

    IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF JULIAN ASSANGE.

    If your local Congressional representative or politician, assuming you’re not in the U.S as I am, is not exerting pressure on the British and U.S governments by way of diplomatic channels, you should demand it from them now.

    There’s also something each of us can do which, although only infinitesimal on an individual basis, it can have a HUGE impact on a collective basis if millions of us do it.

    And that is to:

    CONDUCT OUR OWN LITTLE B.D.S CAMPAIGN AGAINST ALL BRITISH AND AMERICAN PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.

    B.D.S = Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against all British and American made products.

    Boycott = something we can personally do and stop buying products from said countries.

    Divestment = something large companies can do (like Coca Cola, Hewlett Packard, Apple etc) by stopping investment in that country, and we can pressure said company by writing emails/calling the company to take the necessary action (and telling them you’ll stop buying the products of that company until such time as they take action).

    Sanctions = something that your government needs to do by enacting legislation/tariffs/penalties against products and services sourced from said miscreant country.

    • Agree: Durruti
  6. camus10 says:

    time has passed for the likes of Ron Paul to do anything. give-up gramps, gotta moveon with regrets

    • Replies: @Durruti
  7. Durruti says:
    @camus10

    time has passed for the likes of Ron Paul to do anything. give-up gramps, gotta moveon with regrets

    What would you like Ron Paul “to do” ?

    Make your list here:

    1.

    2.

    While you are at it,

    Define: “likes of Ron Paul.”

    Any ideas of your own?

    Are you an anti-gramps? [ooooh!]

  8. Durruti says:

    I am placing these here – with the hopes that some view them. Ron Paul‘s place on Unz Review seems to be the most appropriate.

    Our finest Statesman, Ron Paul, is undoubtedly aware of these dangers to our already highly eroded LIBERTY.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=jimmy+dore&ru=%2fvideos%2fsearch%3fq%3djimmy%2bdore%26qpvt%3djimmy%2bdore%26FORM%3dVDRE&qpvt=jimmy+dore&view=detail&mid=625E4F632B45231F74C5625E4F632B45231F74C5&rvsmid=06780631BD74A976B85A06780631BD74A976B85A&FORM=VDRVRV

    I have written – on this forum & in other locations, that We are all slaves. Slavery was not ended after the Civil War; but expanded to include us all (except for the ruling Zionist Money Changer Oligarchs).

    Restoring our Republic is the remedy. However, who will bell the cat?

  9. bert33 says:

    leave them shut down until or unless solid reforms go through which get the woktivistas and other undesirables out of classrooms and curriculum is vetted and it is plain that students who complete their studies will be well-prepared for the adult working world.

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