Originally posted on July 20, 2021.
At LewRockwell.com, former Congressman and presidential candidate, Dr. Ron Paul, explains that segregation and racism have always been worst when institutionalized by government, and that’s exactly what requiring the teaching of critical race theory, a Marxist-based philosophy focused on the “oppression” of racial minorities, does. Paul writes (abridged):
Parents across the country are fighting to stop government schools from indoctrinating their children with Critical Race Theory.
Critical Race Theory is a form of Marxism that focuses on the “oppression” of racial minorities.
Central to Critical Race Theory is the belief that free markets are a tool of racial oppression that must be abolished and replaced with socialism.
This is dangerous nonsense. History shows that governments, not free markets, are and always have been the instruments of racial oppression.
For example, legislators passed Jim Crow laws because private businesses refused to voluntarily segregate their customers.
A “patriotic” curriculum could teach children that the change from a constitutional republic to a welfare-warfare state was a victory for liberty. It could also teach that the American government is morally justified in, and capable of, managing the economy at home and spreading democracy abroad. It could teach children lies like capitalism caused the Great Depression.
Homeschooling is an increasingly attractive option for many parents.
Parents interested in providing their children with a quality education should consider my homeschooling curriculum.
The Ron Paul Curriculum provides students with a well-rounded education that includes rigorous programs in history, mathematics, and the physical and natural sciences. The curriculum also provides instruction in personal finance. Students can develop superior communication skills via intensive writing and public speaking courses. Another feature of my curriculum is that it provides students the opportunity to create and run their own businesses.
I encourage all parents looking at alternatives to government schools — alternatives that provide children with a well-rounded education that introduces them to the history and ideas of liberty without sacrificing education for indoctrination — to go to RonPaulCurriculum.com for more information about my homeschooling program.
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