On tonight’s Glenn Beck Program, Glenn was joined by former Texas congressman Ron Paul to talk about his new book, The School Revolution, and his homeschool curriculum. Ron made headlines when he boldly suggested that he would like to see 25% of America’s youth homeschooled, but the plan he lays out aims to allow children flourish by learning at their own pace while ensuring maximum responsibility and liberty on the part of both the parent and child.
Glenn has been vocal about his and Tania’s experience homeschooling their children. While the prospect of being responsible for your child’s education may seem terrifying, both Glenn and Ron reiterated the importance of parent’s taking a more active role in their children’s learning. From Common Core to Imagining America, the left has attempted to co-opt the education system, and Ron believes it is time to take it back. Ron explained that in his program, parents have the authority to determine what kind of education that is best for their children. He is confident his curriculum will because it is rooted in liberty, not political correctness.
Midway through the program, Glenn received the phone call he had been waiting for all day – his granddaughter was about to be born – so Stu stepped in to take his place. Stu and Ron talked about a concept Glenn has been discussing for several weeks now: The potential for a third party. Ron, speaking from experience as someone who ran for president as a libertarian, drew from his own experience in Washington to explain why there is not much difference between Republicans and Democrats today.
Ultimately, the fundamental principle of the content of Ron’s curriculum is liberty and the importance of self-governance. This principle is reinforced by the structure of the program, which seeks to encourage education and leadership in today’s students. Ron believes that our future is reliant upon the leaders we raise our children to be, and Ron believes homeschooling is an important component of fostering this leadership.
You can learn more about the Ron Paul Curriculum HERE.