Glenn Beck Interviews Ron Paul (8/22/2013)Submitted by Jawa86 on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 22:10
Former Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul appeared on TheBlaze TV Tuesday to speak with Glenn Beck about his work to advance homeschooling through the Ron Paul Curriculum, in addition to the state of the country and the feasibility of a third party.
Speaking about his new book, “The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System,” Paul explained: “We have a broken system, and we have to offer them something else. Homeschooling’s been around for a while…but most people now, and it’s not just conservatives…realize the system isn’t working.”
Everything from violence in schools to the fact that many have to be re-taught how to write and spell when they get to college, Paul said, indicates that the system is “very much broken.” But it goes beyond that, he said.
“I want to have a curriculum that talks about the freedom philosophy, and people thinking along these terms, and have a different perspective on history…and economics,” Dr. Paul remarked. “To change the atmosphere with the idea of getting young people prepared either to go to college, or start their own business.”
Beck agreed, and said he believes the public school system is forcing Americans into a box where we all have to think the same way and at the same pace. But he also noted that many parents may be intimidated by the prospect of homeschooling their children.
“If I had to sit down and explain physics at this moment, I’d have to work at it,” Paul admitted in response. “[But] it’s not like the parent has to know every single thing … There will be lectures on the Internet, and communication among the students.”