Benson: Home Schooling Increases While Public School Enrollment Decreases

Keep them at home…

The AP seems to have had to acknowledge a fact they would rather have buried. According to The New American.com for April 19th there has been a dramatic increase in the number of home schooling families since the Covid outbreak. That planned pandemic was not, however, the only problem parents had with public schools.

The article on The New American site by Bob Adelmann listed other problems that the AP would probably like to ignore. The article stated: “Following what the Associated Press said is ‘the most rapid rise in homeschooling the US has ever seen’ homeschool parents ‘continue directing their children’s education themselves.’ Prior to Covid, about three percent, or two million, young people were being homeschooled according to the Census Bureau. That number tripled during the 2020-2021 school year, said AP, and only fell off slightly the next year’.”

That means that even after the Covid scare, most of those who took their kids out pf public schools kept them out. That’s a healthy sign and one that should give us some encouragement which, after over a year of Biden’s radical socialism, we could all use!

Adelmann’s article noted that “The media outlet blamed the initial increase on the Covid shutdowns but had trouble dealing with the reasons homeschool parents are staying with the program…” I don’t wonder. They are probably aware of the major problems with public schools, but as part of the mainstream media, their job is to make sure the public isn’t. But, as Jazz Shaw, writing for Hot Air explained, there is much more behind the move than just a ‘disagreement with School policies.’ Parents, once forced to see exactly what their children were being taught in public schools, were aghast…On top of that, there is obviously a growing realization among parents that the nation’s public schools have largely turned from being centers of education to centers of indoctrination…For every parent who learns that the school told their children ‘Don’t tell your parents,’ there are probably a dozen more families pulling the plug on public schooling’.”

Adelmann mentioned the Freedom Project Academy. He observed: “David Harper, principal of Freedom Project Academy, an affiliate of the John Birch Society, took it to another level. In a conversation with The New American, he said, ‘We teach our students how to think, not what to think.’ He went on to say that his online program teaches students critical thinking skills, how to defend positions, and how to present ideas, all based on a classical education model.” For more information go to Freedom Project Academy and check it out. This is one more of those good alternatives you have to the public indoctrination centers we still charitably refer to as public schools.

April 21, 2022

~ The Author ~
Al Benson Jr. is the editor and publisher of The Copperhead Chronicle, a quarterly newsletter that presents history from a pro-Southern and Christian perspective. He has written for several publications over the years. His articles have appeared in “The National Educator,” “The Free Magnolia,” and the “Southern Patriot.” I addition to that he was the editor of, and wrote for, “The Christian Educator” for several years. In addition to The Copperhead Chronicles, Al also maintains Revised History.

He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Confederate Society of America and the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and has, in the past, been a member of the John Birch Society. He is the co-author, along with Walter D. Kennedy, of the book “Lincoln’s Marxists” and he has written for several Internet sites as well as authoring a series of booklets, with tests, dealing with the War of Northern Aggression, for home school students.

Mr. Benson is a highly respected scholar and writer and has graciously allowed Metropolis Café to publish his works. We are proud to have his involvement with this project.

He and his wife now live in northern Louisiana.