Common Core is far more than a set of standards. It is the complete globalization of education. In this presentation, Alisa Ellis helps expose Common Core’s agenda in the words of those that have put it together.
In this presentation by Jared and Denise Carman, Jared reviews instructional materials for inclusion in Utah’s database system that schools access and choose materials from. His presentation shows some of the progressive materials being approved for use in Utah schools, and he and his wife Denise share quality classical education materials and resources.
In this presentation, Celia Johnson talks about agency-education in a charter school: The Bruises and Benefits of Riding a Live Horse on Top of a Merry-Go-Round.
Three Grand Enticements for Abandoning Compulsory Education for Freedom-Based Education:
1. Trusting the Genius of our Children’s Creator,
2. A Long-Term Permanent Solution to Unemployment, and
3. The Preservation of Political Freedom in America.
Jesse Fisher is a recovering public school teacher, founded a freedom-based private school in 1992, serves on the board of the Utah 912 States Rights Coalition, and is the founder of the Freedom Preservation Foundation. He enjoys presenting about the history of the Prussian School Model in America, its harmful effects on our free society, and a pro-liberty alternative. See www.PreservingFreedom.org for more information.
We started home schooling in 1979 and I loved it. Our family was forever changed and we became closer and happier. Where we lived in Idaho we were one of the first families to receive “permission” to home school our children. We were pretty much alone and on our own, we were pioneers. That made it exciting for our family. We all learned to defend our family decision and became stronger in the process. I have had people who are considering home schooling ask me so many questions and they always say “but can I?” The answer is always “yes you can.”
The LDS Church has always had a keen interest in education–how, what, who, and why to teach. All of these issues were tackled by the early Church and principles were formed with varying degrees of success. Many of the formative principles have been set aside, however, in favor of modern methodology and the all-consuming role of public schools. As in so much that is “new and improved,” it is well to study the original model to determine what was intended at the outset. Often the passage of time and new add-ons that enter into the educational arena do little more… Continue reading
Listen to this impressive 13 year old present his homeschooling program he calls “hackschooling.”
Janet Summit’s presentation at the 2012 Conference was on the community school she has set up in her Utah community. This was a favorite presentation for a number of attendees, showing what parents with a vision can create in their local community to educate their children. We will be doing some follow-up work on this and Janet will be providing additional information about how you can try to set up a school like this in your area if you are interested.
Ending Compulsory Education
Oak Norton’s talk on ending compulsory education from the 2012 Agency-Based Education conference. Click that link for more presentations from the conference. Some related notes are below.
Utah Compulsory Attendance Related Laws
62A-4a-201. Rights of parents — Children’s rights — Interest and responsibility of state.
“Under both the United States Constitution and the constitution of this state, a parent possesses a fundamental liberty interest in the care, custody, and management of the parent’s children.”
“(d) The state recognizes that:
(i) a parent has the right, obligation, responsibility, and authority to raise, manage, train, educate, provide… Continue reading
In this presentation, the creative geniuses with RSAnimate take part of Sir Ken Robinson’s presentation and turn it into an amazing animated treat that really holds your attention.