Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Agency-Based Education

"Education is nothing like the filling of a reluctant pail.
It is the lighting of a fire."
~William Butler Yeats 

There are some  big and scary things happening in education right now, and so if you don't want to hear about it, I advise you to find another blog to read today. ;-)

Some may wonder why I care about the public school system, and the requirements that the federal government now places on  parents, students, teachers, administrators and schools. My answer is that when freedom is taken from one sector, the powers that be look around for other freedoms that can be destroyed. The homeschooling movement has come too far and done too much to remain unnoticed. Not to mention, many sacrifices have been made by pioneering home educators during the last century to restore the rights and liberty parents have to educate their own children, as our forefathers did for a millenia.

I will go into more of my opinions on the matters at hand in upcoming posts, but today I thought I'd share something that sets the stage for why "Agency-Based Education" is so very important to me:

I am SOOOO GRATEFUL for the freedom I have to educate my children as I see fit!!! I will do all I can to defend that right and the rights of future generations to do the same.

I hope you enjoy this video explanation as much as I do. :-)

Hugs, Mama Rachel


  1. I'm so confused as to why our leaders think that information is more important than ideas--aren't the great innovators of our time and the past proponents of "out of the box" educations? I can't understand why this current trend even exists!

  2. Wow! Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed the video and look forward to more posts on this subject.

  3. Hi. I'm Nancy. I just found your blog the other day. I hope you don't mind, but I put you on my homeschooling blog list. You are so cute, and so is your family. You look exactly like my MTC companion from years ago. It's a joy to look in on this blog!

    Thanks for posting. That was a great video!!!!

  4. I am glad you shared the video. It is very well done and the information about what public school, compulsory education, was actually designed to do was presented very clearly. I am grateful for the opportunity to pray and consider and study how I, my husband and the Lord would want for my children's education. Home education, family-centered, has been our answer to this point and I am grateful for the blessing it is. I hope those who have children in schools will wake up to the situation they are in and work for positive change for freedom within public schools, for the sake of their children and the other children who spend time with their children at school.


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