Radicals I can deal with

Gary North recently had a great review of an article in National Review called “The Last Radicals.”  Both articles make fascinating reading about the group one author thinks is the most radical in America:  homeschoolers.

The thesis of Williamson’s article is that homeschoolers are more radical than the Occupy movement, the Tea Party, and any other group you can find.  The reason is that they pose more of a threat to the status quo than any one else.  Homeschoolers don’t accept the state-as-deliverer creed taught in government schools.  In addition homeschooling is an insult to secularists because it is largely a Christian movement.  Add to it that those Christian families are largely anti-feminist and it becomes more than our “free-speech” idolaters lovers can stand.

North’s article is more of a history of the homeschooling movement.  Dr. North had a front seat since his father-in-law, R. J. Rushdoony, was a leader in the early homeschooling movement.  Dr. North also homeschooled his kids in the days when it was odd even among even Christians.

Whether or not one likes homeschooling, it is a growing movement in the U.S. that will not go away.  These articles explain why.

New high school curriculum

I’ve recently finished a website for homeschool students that takes them through a government and economics class (one semester each). This would usually be intended for their senior year in high school. The most important part is that these subjects are taught from a Christian perspective. It utilizes free online resources and requires the students to write three essays and complete a project for each class. The best part about it: it’s free. Anyone can use it. I’d be glad for you to check it out and recommend it to any parent who is homeschooling a child in high school.  It’s easy to remember:  www.thechristianscholar.com

 

The Rise of the Homeschoolers

This is some fantastic comparison of homeschoolers and those who attend public school.  It seems homeschooling is one of the best preparations you can give your kids.