Skip to comments.Ron Paul Launches Home-School Curriculum.
Posted on 04/10/2013 11:08:02 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Former Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has announced plans for a K12 curriculum for home-school students that will offer them an education in liberty like no other. The first phase set to launch in September, and all subjects will be taught, but the curriculum will put an emphasis on primary-source documents that focus on the basics of Western Civilization and Western liberty how it was won, how it is being lost, and how it will be restored rather than textbooks.
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The entire curriculum is expected to be complete by 2015; it will be free for grades K5, and cost $250 per student per year after that.
We have another thread on this the other day. It isn’t really Ron Paul, he just licensed the use of his name. Is is that old kookball Gary North who is doing this (remember the Y2K scammer?) Even the Ron Paul websites are concerned about it and mad Paul let his name be licensed.
Lots of info here. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3005597/posts
Doesn’t pass the smell test.
From another thread:
The Ron Paul websites are even trashing it and are angry Paul licensed his name to it. Considering the background of the person who started it, I expect it to not last very long and a lot of people to be out of a lot of money and frustrated when they try to claim credit hours from it.
If you’re really interested in such a curriculum, try Hillsdale College’s.
Also Khan Academy for younger students (actually all ages but it fills in the gap that Hillsdale doesn’t have). They are respected by home schoolers and almost as importantly, colleges.
First we generations screwed up by nutcase Dr. Spock and now this idiot wants to tell people what to teach their children? When did parents decide to ditch common sense to abdicate their decision making to EXPERTS?
I had an idea to create a home study course that teaches the Constitution in just a short time. It could be made similar to a game, or a serious study course to make for the fact that American History is NOT being taught in schools any more. You don’t have to take your kids out of school, just use the course in your spare time and reward children for good results,
Maybe some enterprising person would take on that task. If it is sucessful you could add other “mini-lesson” and offer a manu of them. The key is SHORT and easy to complete with rewards.
HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Association) offers high-school level constitutional law courses online.
There is a dearth of excellent home school curriculum.
Our daughter and son-in law go to a yearly convention of sorts, listen to speakers, peruse the textbooks, etc.
I don’t know what sways their decisions.
For sure one thing would be the material incorporates Christianity.
Another thing is being mentored by those who have gone before.
Why does the name ‘Kahn’ put me on guard - - ?
I have heard of this academy - poor choice for a name, IMO - -
You’ve watched too much Star Trek. (It is named after the founder Salman Khan, one of those young tech billionaires who created the academy and gives away it all for free- all with his own money and a few other sponsors, no government grants.)
Pretty good idea. At that, I bet folks here could work together to put curriculum like that together without the kook baggage like this has.
Or not enuff Star Trek - - -
Do understand this is a successful academy - successful founder.
The name ‘Kahn’ reflects the middle east . . .
Can anyone here vouch for all curiculum at this academy to be non-propogandist?
One can see I’m poised for much since 9-11 - - -
As some know, influence started in the U.S. long before 2001.
And there you would be wrong. The origin of the name Kahn and those who made it famous come from Mongolia in Central Asia and has nothing Middle Eastern about it. The person in question is from New Orleans and his family is from Bangladesh on the Indian Ocean in South Asia. He and his family are Hindu. Please tell me you aren't one of those who chased down Sikhs after 9/11 because they wear turbans and you don't know the difference.
Thanks for the info and hope I’m forgiven for my ignorance - or forgetfulness, as I did read about the Kahn Academy a long time ago.
Rest assurred, with some Sikhs in my community, out and about on foot near their homes in my larger neighborhood,
I prayed no one would make that Muslim/Sikh mistake.
Back those years ago, I wondered about their concern.
Had the opportunity to inform our local grandchildren in the matter.
So, un-chide me - I did not chase down any Sikhs - - I know a Sikh when I see one.
Now, it’s another matter if I keep being told BHO is a Christian - -
Happy to say, in all these years I’ve never heard any mischief aimed at the Sikhs here.
Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. I’m enrolling my son.