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Published on May 5th, 2010 | by Dr. Joel McDurmon


Ron Paul’s Free Home-School Curriculum

Gary North outlines it here. It’s the best curriculum. It’s free. It’s web-based with video and original source documents. There’s only problem…

It doesn’t exist yet. But you can help:

Gary North knows Ron Paul. He worked for him in the 70s and has kept in touch. He is now urging Paul to create this curriculum. Paul could get it done, easily. He has the resources. His name would sell it, widely. It may even make many new home-schooler converts. It would have by far the greatest impact for liberty and reclaiming America of anything Paul has done so far or could do, and for generations to come.

How can you help get this free curriculum into existence? Write Ron Paul. A couple thousand or so emails on this subject may finally persuade him of the need, or at least the market for it.

Write him here. Please take the few minutes to do so. On the form, select subject “Education.”

God bless.

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About the Author

Dr. Joel McDurmon

Joel McDurmon, Ph.D. in Theology from Pretoria University, is the Director of Research for American Vision. He has authored seven books and also serves as a lecturer and regular contributor to the American Vision website. He joined American Vision's staff in the June of 2008. Joel and his wife and four sons live in Dallas, Georgia.

12 Responses to Ron Paul’s Free Home-School Curriculum

  1. nikki says:

    The coolest thing about being a homeschooler is being free to chose a curricula that best fits your standards, your beliefs, and meets the needs of your student. Therefore if you feel a set course of studies is lacking in one area or excessive in another, you are perfectly free to make changes as you see fit. If there are those here that believe the curricula Gary North outlines might be foundation-less without courses in Faith, the burden always remains on the parents or guardians of the student to see to it that this foundation is solidly built. In fact, I'm fairly convinced personally that while all manner of material has been written to help guide youth in their moral education, there is no replacement for us rising and walking together everyday, teaching by our example and loving interaction with them in all things. I don't think anyone can write a workbook to meet this basic need, which is discipleship.

    Ron Paul has written and orated for decades. You can get a hold of his material and include it in your readings for history, government, constitutional law, foreign policy, and economics/ monetary policy.

    When I was homeschooled, my mother used a set of books from Bluestocking Press written by Richard J. Maybury. These are Libertarian (or more accurately Natural Law as he explains in every book's introduction) and directed as lesson format or chapter readers for highschool students, but are also incredibly enlightening for adults of any age. He often lists Ron Paul's works in his reading lists, along with folks like Jefferson, Mises and the like. I think you will find there's no need to reinvent the wheel here either, except that this material does cost something (a cost I find well worth it). Maybe it would pay off for the author here to contact Mr. Maybury and see if he would be open to contributing to a free online curricula.

    In any case, as I raise my own children, I am planning to include readings from Ron Paul's works as well as many others for their high school education.

    What I would like to have from Ron Paul is a suggested reading list of his favorite civics materials. I think I will write him to that end!

    Gary North's link to Khan's Academy looks like a great resource too.

  2. EJK says:

    You'd like to say any enemy of the public education system we have now is my friend, but, as has been seen in history, when you endorse something that you wouldn't wholeheartedly support otherwise it usually leads to future regret. What I do know is that even if reasonable thinking people get control again of our Gov't it will be short lived as there is a whole indoctrinated generation waiting to take it back again. Then we can tell Ben "sorry we couldn't keep it"

  3. Cromwell says:

    lots of problems with this, mostly ron paul pushes alot of lies himself. About the Founders, original intent of the Constittuion, etc. Using Paul's tales of history, the founders were warmongering, alliance creating, civil liberty shredding tyrants and Dick Cheney is a peace loving constitution defending patriot in comparison.

    His moral relativism among other things should give one great pause.

  4. Connie says:

    Strong viable Christian schools are also a good source. Many of them use Christian curriculums like Bob Jones, Abeka Book, and Purposeful Design. These Christian texts teach old fashion Christian values and lots of patriotism towards our country and the ideals of our founding fathers.

  5. Gwendilynne Farrar says:

    Personally with all the things that the public schools have been hand feeding our children for the past twenty some years I'm not surprised that a lot of young people don't have respect for God, Country or other people. Because of this gross neglect of duty by government agencies who run public schools I believe that home schooling is the only viable solution. If I was a young mother or mother to be I would be going to school to get teaching credentials.

    • Ginny says:

      I’m a homeschooling mom of 7 (two have already graduated from college), and I also have teaching credentials. I have used very little of what I learned in teacher’s college to teach my own children at home. Don’t bother getting the credentials. Just read and study lots of good books (starting with the Bible, then real history, and great literature), and you’ll be fine.

  6. Shotgun says:

    I read Gary North's proposed curriculum. It is great for producing the deistic, enlightenment worldview of the "founders" in our children…but is it consistently, and self-consciously Christian?

    There should be a course on logic, and the history of western philosophy…(you cannot understand the rise of mercantilism or the rise of total-war without looking at the underlying spiritual currents). How about a year of systematic theology?

    The reason Austrian Economics will always be impotent is because it lacks the heart that a Christian faith can provide for it! Drop a sack of Von Mises writings into the heart of Africa…and nothing is going to change.

    Let's have less secularized home-school products, and more, explicitly and self-consciously Christian ones!

    • Linda H. says:

      Bravo Shotgun!!! I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU!

    • You have to keep in mind that Ron Paul is a Libeterian and that party system prohibits the excersize of religious beliefs from being propagated in public life.

      That being said, I do not want anyone to misuderstand and believe that I do not support Ron Paul and believe that he is currently the best choice to take our nation in the direction that it needs to go.

      However, there are still a number of Libeterian platform items that prevent my support for the party. Their lift on prohibitions, which would ultimately mean an all drug, all legal, all the time society is one of them. The refusal to be involved in defining what a family is and leaving it up to the individual to express their own values in what ever manner is convient for them as long as it involves consenting adults is another. There is also a problem with what creates a legitimate business, such as legalized prostituion or just the failure to make it illegal.

    • A much better choice for a conservative Christian based party is the Constitution party. However, if you look at their platform, it is doubtful that they could gain enough support in this so called "Christian" nation to ever become a political force. We are living in a post-Christian era and because of the open hostility toward Christian beliefs, it seems unlikely that we will return without an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon our nation.

      • Jim Harrison says:

        When we look at circumstances, it can be pretty discouraging, but we serve a God who works "all things after the counsel of His own will". He is sovereign. We cannot use circumstances to interpret the Bible, but the Bible to interpret circumstances (and everything else). God's word is the fountainhead of all truth. We are not living in a "post-Christian era." We are living in a pre-Christian era. We have not yet begun to fight. God's plan for Christianity was here, along with its outworking, long before America was here. This is a multi-generational battle, and "the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea" (Hab 2:14). Patience, my brother!

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