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Announcing the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum (Email from Tom Woods)

Announcing the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum

by Tom Woods


http://youtu.be/Di25p0I-Xy4

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Not long ago I noted that I was at work on a K-12 homeschool curriculum. What I didn't say, because it hadn't yet been made public, was that it's Ron Paul's homeschool curriculum I'm working on.

I'll be teaching much of the history for the upper grades, as well as co-teaching a course on government for ninth graders. It's a full-service curriculum, containing all the courses, including math and the sciences, that a student needs.

Here are seven things that are great about this curriculum:

(1) Grades K-5 will be available for free. You have six years to try out the program without having to spend a dime.

(2) Students will learn the origins and travails of liberty in the Western world and in the United States in particular.

(3) Students will learn the economics of the Austrian School.

(4) Students can learn at their own pace. If they're advanced and move more quickly, they can quiz out of the first two years of college and enter college as juniors.

(5) The emphasis in this program is not simply on teaching from a different point of view, or teaching material that no other school or curriculum offers, although the Ron Paul Curriculum does both of these things. But it also emphasizes oral and written communication, so that students will be able to spread and defend their ideas effectively. Students will have their own blogs, start YouTube channels, and even learn the basics of video production, website design, and Internet marketing.

(6) It's cheap. For access to the forums, it's $250 per year, per family. (If you have ten children, it's still just $250 for you.) Each course is just $50. No textbooks -- they're awful, and we use pdfs and primary documents to teach students -- so you'll save hundreds of dollars that way as well.

(7) Parents who wish they'd had the chance for this kind of education can listen to the lectures their children are hearing. We've made them of a length that works well with the average commute.

By September 2, we expect to have the material for grades 6-10 available. We'll continue to add grades until December 2015 -- our target date -- when we expect to have the entire K-12 curriculum finished.

The website officially launched today. Check it out, and sign up. Right now the site has an excellent course on high school preparation, which covers such topics as how to study, personal goal-setting, time management, public speaking, speed reading, typing, note-taking and retrieval, software for essay writing, how to set up a YouTube channel, how to set up a WordPress blog site, and that most challenging skill, how to read a book. Between now and September 2 you can join the site and access that course for $25.

This, I am convinced, will prove to be Ron Paul's most significant contribution to the cause of liberty -- and that's saying something. Please check out RonPaulCurriculum.com, and stay tuned for more news as we move forward with this exciting project!

Here's my three-minute video pitch

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Debbie's picture

Ron Paul : "This Site is Phase 2 of My Revolution: Beyond

Politics". Oh yes it is! Check out this and all the articles - they are great!

Debbie

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Item #2 is my favorite, as I think this is the most important

thing missing from our education: "The origins and travails of liberty in the Western world and in the United States in particular." From the site, Ron Paul says that students who go K-High School "will have a mastery of the foundations of liberty." Without this, I think we don't have a grounding in our own culture, and what made our country unique in the world. This should have been the absolute basis of our education. Now it will be!

Debbie

Wonderful!

I'll bounce a link to a pal in our state Homeschooling Foundation pronto!

What would the Founders do?

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It should be ineteresting...

to watch the push back of TPTB. Don't let them win, this is the first powerful expression of taking back the education of our children from the government. Best of luck to all who use this program!

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Yes, the advice from the site is to join the Home School Legal

Defense Association.

Debbie

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I am ecstatic about this!

We have been Home Schooling for a couple of years already with the Robinson Curriculum... It was the closest I could find to an accurate and free market education when I was doing research.... but this 'Ron Paul Curriculum' is what I was really looking for!!! We are signed up!(I never made a decision that fast before!) This is what my kids will be starting in September! My youngest is just about to enter Kindergarten.... so he will get this education from the beginning.... what a lucky kid!:)

Dagny
"I don't know if the world is full of smart men bluffing
or imbeciles who mean it."

This is Great!

We will be using this, too. I can't wait!

Wow! This puts me in a dilemma.

I was about to buy the Robinson Curriculum (and I still might). See that here:

http://www.robinsoncurriculum.com/?gclid=CNfp5_rut7YCFYFxQgo...

However the "free" factor on something Tom Woods put together is an incredible temptation. Anything Tom Woods is amazing to say the least. I will certainly try it. I may end up doing both together. Remember Art Robinson was one of the few congressional candidates that Ron Paul endorsed and his home school is tried and proven.

-Bloatedtoad

I bet both curriculums have a

I bet both curriculums have a lot of the same books.

Just in time. Dr Ron Paul

Just in time. Dr Ron Paul cured my apathy.

AGAIN!

He has a way of doing that! Wish there was more Ron Paul on Daily PAUL these days! Tom Woods too!

skippy

Anyone who is worried about

Anyone who is worried about accreditation, there is libertyips.com. It is a fully accredited private school, that allows you to home school using your own curriculum. You teach your children your way, and get transcripts, and a real accredited diploma from a private school It is the same price as the RP Curriculum, $250 a year per family.

Hope that helps!

http://libertyips.com/apps/

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I think the $250 is just for the upper school. Grades K-6 are

free.

Debbie

This really sounds great!

To all you homeschoolers who've posted comments about what curriculum you should use, you must put this on your list of possibilities. NO curriculum is perfect for all, I know, we homeschooled three. Anyone serious about homeschooling should check this out for their family.

The home school market has a good number of contributors and I'm happy to see this coming out to give everyone another choice.

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My daughters are 6 and 8

and I CANNOT WAIT!! :)

Perfect timing. My son will

Perfect timing.

My son will enter high school next fall, so this summer is perfect for taking the high school prep class they're offering now. And, even though, I don't see us going back to full-time homeschooling, I love that Paul has gotten this group together to offer parents more choices. And cheap!

We can use them to amend our kids' education, adding a summer class or two. We can swap out a semester or year here and there with Paulcurriculum. And, if problems develop in regular school, we know there is a cheap and (I'm betting) quality alternative.

I'm especially impressed reading "Here Is What Makes the Ron Paul Curriculum Unique" (http://www.ronpaulcurriculum.com/public/120.cfm) with the apprenticeship focus. My husband and I have been interested in an apprenticeship approach to learning for a couple of years. (In fact we just sent our son off for his first short apprenticeship-style learning experience -- two weeks working as a volunteer legislative aid for a state senator.) Our plan has been to work more extensive apprenticeships into his high school years. So I'm overjoyed to see Paul's curriculum focusing on this.

From the website: "If a student finishes high school at (say) 16 or 17, then it's time to find a mentor who will apprentice the high school graduate locally. The student gets a technical skill that has a market."

I'm also excited that the curriculum promises to rely on primary sources rather than textbooks and to use blogging and created youtubes as core to the writing and speaking practice. I will likely get a year's subscription just to check out how well they're actually applying their ideas and to have access for supplementing my son's public school education.

Kudos to Paul and his team for getting this underway -- and the price! The combination of this and MIT's free online content and Hillsdale and Khan...well, it's only getting easier and cheaper for parents to take charge of their kids' education.

Many thanks to Paul and Woods and the rest of the team.

Ron Paul had to serve 11 terms

in Congress and run for president a few times to lay the foundation for his real work.

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Spot-on CarrotTop.

Very well said!

Debbie

Yo Liberty Mommys

Heads up

The free market solution to

Common Core: http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/

While many in the Tea Party, Glen Beck movement are--now -- in an major uproar over Common Core (very nasty stuff for sure), the Liberty Movement --5 steps ahead -- has the Ron Paul Home School. You can't write the script any better.

This is great news!!!

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I'll check it out in more detail when there IS more detail. I am already homeschooling and this could work quite well for us, as my kid will be in 6th grade next September.

think about it, your kids go to k through 12 at Dr Paul's

home school then continue their education as Mises University.

The future is looking brighter already.

Yay! :)

Will be needing to homeschool in a couple years, so this is great news. :) Thanks, Ron and Tom!

I wonder

Since von Mises was strictly positivist with no interest regarding theory of individual rights or preaching morals, what would Tom Woods offer to kids - a mixture of religion and anarchism as a way to be a free man?

Something like we have heard before: "natural individual rights come from god or nature .... do what you want to do but do not forget your love for a neighbor."

If you go into the details it looks VERY brass tacks.

It appears to give you usable tools and the liberty to apply them. I anticipate all sorts of sudden, emergency, accreditation regulations being proposed in states but maybe I am jaded...

http://www.ronpaulcurriculum.com/

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul