The FALLACY Of Modern Education (And Why It Works)

As Catholic parents, we have a duty to evangelize our children, to raise them to know, love and serve God in this life. Outside of our relationship, there are billions of influences in the world that will seek to draw our children away from God, to their own service. There are a few influences in the world that will help us, but we will have the greatest influence on our children. The world seeks to separate our children from us, but how can they succeed? How can strangers possibly draw children away from Catholic parents who love them sincerely and … Continue

You Cannot Fake a Real Education

Recently a few of my children went to church to take tests that are part of their sacramental preparation programs. They have to memorize quite a bit of material–prayers, teachings of the Church, etc. When they came from from their testing, the topic of discussion was the surprise to see many of the kids cheating on their tests. Yes, cheating on their faith formation tests. Cheating is rampant throughout modern schools–and homeschools. To pretend this is a public school problem and not a Catholic homeschool program as well is to simply refuse to face reality. Many students are left unsupervised … Continue

What’s the Plan for Catholic Children in America?

In the late 1800s, K-12 education became compulsory in the United States. Take a minute and let that sink in. Before the 1800s, K-12 education was not compulsory. Most children did not go to school, but remained with their parents and relatives, working in or around their homes. Some children were sent to trusted friends or relatives for apprenticeships or private education. They weren’t required to go to school–at all. In the late 1800s, this changed–and American culture changed. New, tax-funded “Public schools” were created to provide this compulsory education, and they were known to be anti-Catholic, largely influenced by … Continue