Today’s theme has to do with kids. As a teacher for 30 years, it saddens me to see what education has become in this country. The colleges turn out teachers who value socialism above freedom. They are also basically illiterate when it comes to content. This is not to say all of the teachers are so, but many are. I worked with young teachers after I retired, and I can say that many lack the basic knowledge and skills to teach their content.
One of the things we have failed at as a country is teaching kids facts and then letting them come to decisions based on what they are taught. That’s why our young people are so willing to grab onto the viewpoints of teachers, professors, etc.
So, what do you do?
Never, never, never take a backseat when it comes to your child’s education at ANY AGE. Go to as many school board meetings, PTA Meetings, and Parent-Teacher meetings as you possibly can. ALWAYS ask to see your child’s work and assignments. You need to know what is being taught in all areas. Be a watchdog! Most teachers won’t mind it, and if they do they have something to hide. Have the phone number for the school, the central office and the Superintendent of your area, district, or county in your contacts list.
Most teachers will tell you that the more parents are involved, the better the child behaves. The same goes for the teacher!!!
You will have to pick up the slack for your child, especially when it comes to topics like American History, the Constitution, and current events. Here are some resources. ( I found these on Amazon, but you can find them elsewhere)
“The Constitution Decoded” by Katie Kennedy- gets good reviews and is called thorough and unbaised.
” I know My Rights” by Rory Margraf – seems to be on a 5th or 6th grade level. Again, good reviews.
“The Big Book of American Presidents” – due out in February. Self explanatory and does include Trump.
“Don’t Know Much About History” -Kenneth Davis – Good reviews
Of course, you have to be the judge of what you want to have your child read.
As for current events, it is difficult to find a source for news that isn’t extremely biased. Look to the same sources you rely on for yourself.
If you don’t have kids of your own, volunteer to work with local church or community groups. You probably won’t be teaching any content, but by your working with children you will give them a great role model.
Never be afraid to let your children know your values and how you view things. My kids were constantly listening to Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh when in the car with me. ( We also had a dose of George Noori in the mornings, but that’s another discussion.) We would listen and discuss different issues. I like to think it helped them be more rational and fair in their opinions. Even so, college was a challenge to that as they faced professor after professor who was of a socialist bent. They came out fairly unscathed!!!!
And never forget teaching your children and raising them in the religion of your choice. Without the good values of faith, kids are more likely to fall for false influences!
If we lose our kids and they don’t understand the values this country was based on, then we truly will lose our republic. Just look at those ugly little Antifa critters and you’ll know you need to keep that from happening.