by J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) Since the teachers unions, aided by friendly far-left-of-center politicians and bureaucrats, took over public schools a couple of decades ago, American education, quite simply, has been in steep decline.

“Scores from the 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment to be released Tuesday show 15-year-old students in the U.S. performing about average in reading and science, and below average in math. Out of 34 countries, the U.S. ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math,” said a 2010 USA Today report.

Add to the fact that the attitude among the education statist elite that your kids don’t really belong to you, but to the community and that they should all have to attend, in the words of Investor’s Business Daily, “reeducation centers….where they cannot pray, pledge allegiance to God and country, but where they can get condoms and free contraceptives,” and you can begin to see why more Americans are looking for viable alternatives to educating their sons and daughters.

Physician and long-serving former GOP Rep. Ron Paul has one, and – appropriately – it is named after him.

Finally – a decent alternative to failing public schools
The Ron Paul Curriculum is an online educational forum parents can utilize to home-school their children from Kindergarten through the 12th grade.

From the site:

Here, you and your children can get an education in liberty like no other.
Here, students learn the basics of Western Civilization and Western liberty — how it was won, how it is being lost, and how it will be restored. (Not can … will.)

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