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

Announcing the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum

by Tom Woods


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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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Very interesting!


This is great news!

One of the main reasons I started the 'Meet Ron Paul' project was to give kids the opportunity to learn about liberty as well as give parents a tool to help with their education. Ron Paul and Tom Woods are doing us all a huge favor by providing this resource.

Get your Ron Paul biography for kids here... http://lionsofliberty.com/meetronpaul/

Religion!? Arg!

The progam incorporates religion (aka collectivist ideologies). Very suprised and dissapointd by this.



Give a man a fish feed him for a day, teach a man to fish feed him for a lifetime ... Collectivism .. AAAAAAYYY!!!

I didn't see any specific

I didn't see any specific courses on religion on the site. The most detail I found for the high school curriculum was this: "On September 2, 2013, the tuition fee moves to $250. On that day, the following courses will be available: English: grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; history: grades 6, 7, 8, 10; math: grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; science: grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; public speaking; government; economics 1."

Where did you find the additional details about religious studies? I've been all through the site (I think) as I'm interested in amending my son's public education with some of these classes.

studying and understanding religion and its impact on society

is not the same as believing in any particular religion.

Perhaps you should ask questions about why relgion is included before jumping to conclusions. Perhaps it is not even a required course for "graduation" but an option for people.

I am agnostic, but I am not offended just because they offer classes that have a religious context.

Oh, no! Religion!

Solution: don't take a course on religion. See, I solved your problem. But Christianity did have a bit to do with Western civilization, so you are going to have to encounter it there.

And of course, Christianity is neither collectivist nor an ideology. Maybe you do need a course on religion.

Why the surprise?

Ron Paul and Tom Woods are both Christians.

Though many self-described Christians...

will dispute the "Christianity" of Woods, a Catholic, or any Mormon.

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My youngest turns 5 soon ,

We will be checking this out!

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Just Placed...

Just Placed Links on all my sites... over 250K hits per month... hope this helps share the word for "Liberty"

http://youtu.be/hrnND0iTfjo (Knowledge is Freedom)
http://donttreadonliberty.org (Knowledge is Freedom)

Perfect timing!

My wife and I have been researching curriculums for the last few weeks to get our daughter started for next year. This makes our decision pretty easy.

Best post that has been on the DP for a LONG time.

Thanks Ron Paul and Tom Woods!

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

Our Liberty WILL be restored! Winning!

From the site: "Here, students learn the basics of Western Civilization and Western liberty -- how it was won, how it is being lost, and how it will be restored. (Not can . . . will.)"

This is a war being fought on many fronts and we are all in it on whichever battle fields we choose. But, this course may well be the secret weapon that ultimately wins the war for our side.

I am long past my college years and post graduate work but, I am seriously thinking of starting all over again with this course. Wow!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

I want to enroll my 2 kids

I want to enroll my 2 kids right away. When I click the enroll button nothing happens....anyone else having this problem?

update: Okay, figured a way to get into the enrollment page but I can't enroll for the under 6 program and it isn't developed yet. I would still like to enroll, but it won't let one unless you pay the $25 fee for the older program which won't be of use to my kids at their age. I think they should still take registrations so we can get involved even if we don't access the paid info. Hopefully they will address that soon.

I feel your pain.

With something exciting like this, when you want to get the show on the road NOW, it's hard to wait a few hours, days, or heaven forbid, weeks, to get going on it!


The ReLOVElution Continues !
Just in time for Narayan's return from Japan to Sovereign Hawaiʻi.
Going to be fun rendering this curriculum in Japanese for my 10 year old daughter and 12 year old son.

Mahalo nui loa,


will this school be accredited

Not that being accredited with the system of indoctrination is all that important. Just curious.

Accreditation is done state

Accreditation is done state by state. Paul's effort here is just a homeschooling curriculum, so your state's homeschooling laws would apply. Most states don't give out diplomas for homeschooled kids. Some require testing; some just the parents' assertion that a child has "graduated." I know that in some states internet-based schools are state accredited, but, as far as I know they are net-based schools run completely in that state. (For example, Alaska has at least one school district that put a great deal of effort into creating on-line versions of its classes and state law allows any student in the state to register in that school district and take the courses online.)

At least that's how I think it works.


what I needed for a book I am working on. Bravo!

Author of Buy Gold and Silver Safely
Next book: Illusions of Wealth - due out soon
Also writing book We the Serfs!

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when I have kids, people like Tom Woods is who I want to be teaching them.

Just enrolled my 4 year old

This is wonderful.