Socialism, atheism, hyper-sexualism, wokeism, and the belief that America is evil is now the norm in government schools. I saw this coming years ago before my wife and I started our family which led us to homeschool our children. But we quickly learned that simply schooling at home was not enough. Please read the following message from my wife. It could save your family a lot of heartache, like it saved ours.
Brandon Vallorani, Founder of Flag and Cross and Thrasher Coffee
I began homeschooling in 2000, when my oldest daughter turned 4 years old. Armed with my bachelor’s degree in education and a lifelong desire to teach, I felt confident in my abilities. By 2012, our dream of a full house came true. We now had 7 children ages 16 years old down to newborn. Life was crazy but good.
In the midst of raising an infant, toddlers, and teenagers, I had begun to notice some serious learning struggles with one of our children. Over the next two years, I sought help anywhere I could turn. Desperately trying to fix our problems, I scheduled appointments for testing with child psychologists and made numerous changes to our homeschool routine.
Do you think Cubans are fighting for healthcare or freedom from Communism?
Countless hours were spent in prayer. Nothing was working. I was overwhelmed and on the verge of quitting completely. And then I attended an informational meeting about Classical Conversations.
Immediately inspired, my plan was to save the youngest members of our family by joining a Classical Conversations Community. I had been homeschooling for 14 years without a support system, and we all needed friends to stand in the gap.
At this informational meeting, I learned about Classical Christian education: grammar, dialectic, and rhetorical stages. I saw a Director light up as she described the beauty of the program. They spoke about the power of community. I was hooked, and we jumped in with both feet, enrolling our oldest son in Challenge II, and 4 others in Foundations/Essentials.
We build each other up. Where I am weak, a friend is strong. There is beauty and goodness in a community of like-minded families. My children also found friends in community, which has put the fun back into their lives! Finally having a support system after 14 years of homeschooling alone gave me the courage to continue.
Government schools have given up on this time-tested approach and kids are suffering from a myriad of learning issues. I’ve learned to use the 5 Common Topics to ask questions and make connections, allowing my older students to discover knowledge and gain understanding. I’ve watched my teenage boys grow into rhetorical young men who are able to defend what they believe with others. Liberals don’t stand a chance debating my sons! This is the result of classical education through Classical Conversations.
Classical Conversations also provided our family with a true Christ-centered education. We have learned to see God as the center of all learning. After all, He is the Author and Creator of everything. All knowledge and wisdom begins and ends with Him. Real history is taught, not the revisionist history taught in American government schools. Classical Conversations helps families see the thread of our Creator woven through all areas of life, and gives them the tools to defend their faith.
Our family has been with Classical Conversations for 7 years. We’ve seen 3 graduates and have enrolled children in every program level, from 4 years old through Challenge IV. I have tutored Foundations, Essentials, and Challenge A, as well as serving as a practicum speaker, so I am thoroughly invested.
With 9 more years of homeschooling ahead, I am so thankful we partnered with Classical Conversations for the journey. Our lives are forever changed for the better.
If you would like more information about homeschooling, or perhaps you’re the nearly burned out homeschool mom that I was, please visit Classical Conversations. You will discover how this program equips and encourages parents and students as we seek To Know God and Make Him Known.
The Systemic Antisemitism Of the Woke Culture and Modern Leftism
They claim to be fighting against hatred, but truth is there is systemic antisemitism of woke and cancel culture which media doesn’t report.
The far left has been injecting Antisemitism into the American political discourse since the early 1970s when leftist African American leaders such as Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, Louis Farrakhan, and the beloved bigot, Al Sharpton, all went public with their Antisemitism. One would think that in today’s times of wokeism and cancel culture, the Jew-haters of the left would be exposed, shamed, and weeded out of the leftist movements. However, the opposite is happening. antisemitism of woke culture According to Melissa Langsam Braunstein of the National Examiner, fighting Antisemitism can get you canceled. Woke theology teaches that Jews are privileged oppressors. So, when Jews are literally assaulted on the streets by the Left’s political allies, the incidents become Rorschach tests. Many view Jews as victims, but the woke prefer to intimate that Jews must be the aggressors. As a general rule, leftists don’t blame victims unless they’re Jewish. One thing you may have noticed with the rise of Anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. concurrent with the recent Israel-Hamas war is that Antisemitism is that in most cases liberals didn’t criticize anti-Semitic attacks without mentioning Islamophobia despite the fact that there was no actual link between the two. But that’s not totally new. In 2019 when some Democrats wanted to rebuke Rep. Omar for her Antisemitism, the Congressional Black Caucus blocked the resolution because it didn’t mention Islamophobia. Instead, they passed a generic resolution that basically said that being mean to others is bad. Really? I learned that lesson when I was a child watching programs such as Romper Room, Howdy Doody, and Captain Kangaroo. As for the Jew-hating Rep Omar, she not only voted for the measure but celebrated it as a step toward fighting Islamophobia. At the end of June 2021, “April Powers, previously Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer…
America Enters the ‘Post Truth’ Era – Not Rocket Science
While America still has more active Christians who believe all of scripture, the numbers of those who believe, is rapidly falling.
Hope diminishes excruciatingly slow as the best efforts of firefighters and rescue personnel search frantically for survivors of the building collapse in Surfside Florida. No one would dare to say this is not a fearsome tragedy, and yet it carries with it, the portent of many dreads and woes yet to come. Are these kind of events divinely appointed, are they coincidence or simple eventuation? It would be beyond the best prognosticators to decide which things are ordinary and which things are true divine interventional occurrences. What is reasonable to say, is that the causes of these events are often far separated from the reasons, with or without a divine intervention. In Luke’s gospel Jesus addressed a tragedy in which a tower fell and killed eighteen people. The disciples were anxious to get Christ’s take on the matter. Was it God, chance, or something else entirely? It was heavy on their minds. Jesus spoke about it in a way that diverted their attention away from the tragedy and pointed their attention directly back to their own lives. In a matter of fact, “let the dead bury the dead” (Mt 8:22) kind of reply, Jesus said: “Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (Lk 13:4-5) Christ endeavored to shift their focus away from the temporary, the tragedy, the chaos, all by warning that they needed to connect to God and his forgiveness long before any tragedy struck. Is it cold? Not at all, because only seconds after death that advice would be perceived as the warmest and most loving advice ever given. Imploring Sinners to Repent Can Be tiresome…
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