As I was reading the essays in the back of The Underground History of American Education yesterday, I realized that not only was John Gatto awake to the history of compulsory schooling, he was awake to a lot of things.
Take Common Core for example. Mr. Gatto’s criticism of it goes far beyond the faulty academics of it and gets to the root of the problem – its purpose.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! It went by so quickly.
Time for me to get back to the nitty gritty and ruffle some feathers. 🤷♀️ I’ve been thinking a lot about the attitude people have when they see kids that aren’t in school, but should be.
It’s almost an automatic assumption that they must be up to no good, but I’ve got a different take.
Today’s video is going to be a little bit different. Over the past month or so, I’ve been getting so many encouraging emails from people who watch my channel, and these messages have helped me in so many ways. So…what I decided to do today is to share how I got to where I am – sounding the alarm – about public education. I’m also sharing one specific email I got which is a perfect example of why I do what I do.
About a month ago, several people started sending me messages about mindfulness and meditation being taught in public schools. As troubling as I found it, I had no idea it was this widespread.There are actual mindfulness curriculums being marketed for schools. I cannot tell you on how many levels this is not okay.
We’re living in a world today of mass censorship. Whether it’s blocking dissenting opinions on mainstream social media platforms, removing information that goes against the status quo from websites like Amazon and Etsy, or discriminating against “conspiracy theory” videos on YouTube, one thing is clear:
We, the people, are no longer trusted to do our own research or form our own opinions on anything of importance.
Continue reading “Homeschooling, Censorship, and How They’re Connected”
As many of you are aware, one of the issues I am most vocal about is my criticism of the public education system. This isn’t something I do because I’m trying to make people mad. Inevitably, however, I do realize that my posts and videos are likely to ruffle a few feathers.
I’m okay with that.
Truth be told, I am far more concerned about getting the word out about the true purpose and history of the public school system. It is my firm belief that if people were aware of these things, at least some of them would think twice about exposing their kids to this toxic environment. (Sorry, but I’m not pulling any punches.) Continue reading “I Will Not Apologize About My Public School Stance”
As a homeschool mom, I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about school – public school, to be exact.
No, I haven’t been thinking of sending my kids back – perish the thought! What I have been thinking about is what life today would be like if the public education system never existed.
To be sure, proponents of government schooling would claim that society wouldn’t be where it is today without it, and I’d have to agree with them.
But that isn’t a good thing. Continue reading “What If Public Education Never Existed?”
Well, I guess I was about due for another epic rant, but in my own defense, this was triggered by the atrocitious lessons being planned for 5 and 6 year olds in Wisconsin schools right now.
Apparently, they feel it’s perfectly normal to introduce graphic sex education curriculum to kindergarteners. Continue reading “There Is No Such Thing As a Good Public School”
Ever since I took off my kid gloves last week and finally addressed the truth about public education, I have been pondering the question behind why schools do things the way they do.
Take special education, for example – specifically, the education establishment’s approach to children with ADHD.
As a mom to a child who was diagnosed with ADHD when he was in school, I have had firsthand experience with this, but for the sake of time, I won’t be getting into our specific story today. Right now, I’m more concerned with the general treatment of these children in the school setting. Continue reading “Public Education and ADHD – A Question of WHAT IF…”
There are few things in life that can get me riled up like the truth about compulsory schooling.
I’m not normally someone who likes confrontation. In fact, I try to avoid it at all costs, but since the horrendous school shooting that happened barely two weeks ago, I cannot think of anything else.
So, yes. I’m going to do another epic rant about public education because I don’t think parents of school students recognize these schools for what they truly are. Continue reading “A Homeschool Mom’s Epic Rant About the Public Education System”