Teaching Liberty Boldly!
Home School Curriculum Improved helps the Christian or other K-12 or college, homeschooling parent (or student) avoid the most common—and perhaps most regrettable--of all mistakes.
What is that mistake? To trust the point of view, or agenda, of curriculum just because it is labeled “conservative” or “traditional” or “Christian” or "Catholic" or “conservative Christian;” or to trust it just because "everybody else" is using it.
There is another way to express this mistake. To pay only superficial attention to curriculum biases, including, but not limited to, political (e.g. Libertarian), Bible Prophecy (e.g. Dispensationalist) and science biases. Subtle Marxist influences may also intrude.
What is a bias? The American Heritage Dictionary tells us it is "a preference or inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment; prejudice." Furthermore, "it may operate for or against someone or something."
Here is another definition from the world of sports. A bias is "a weight or irregularity in a ball that causes it to swerve, as in lawn bowling."
Mase55 furnished this photo of Tim Mason,
top Canadian lawn bowler, to Wikipedia,
on January 31, 2008. It is public domain
care of Creative Commons Attribution-Share
Alike 3.0 Unported.
Like the "bias" in a lawn ball, the "bias" in a curriculum may cause it to swerve away from the truth. What is more, the publisher or author or both of a particular curriculum may have picked up a "bias" from a third party, not realized he did, nor understand the implications.
Just as the "bias" in a lawn bowl is not all of the same irregularity, the "bias" in a curriculum could be a lot, a little, or something in between.
No curriculum can be utterly unbiased. Every curriculum is biased to some degree.
It turns out that curriculum biases can not only be quantified but also qualified. It turns out that those that relate to liberty or to the teaching of liberty fall into one of several patterns. Some of these patterns--or intellectual movements, philosophies, perspectives, theories--you have no doubt heard of. Some you may not.
Home School Curriculum Improved would have American students taught about liberty as ably as possible. Toward that end, it provides four services:--
The object is to enable the student to find the Truth, believing that "the Truth shall set you free."
You took your child out of the public schools for a good reason or reasons.
Home School Curriculum Improved will help you avoid the mistake of rescuing your child from the boiling pot, only to see him or her perish in the fire!
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