At Classical Conversations, we believe that parents are the very best teachers for their children. This is at the core of everything we do. This is why we firmly believe in equipping parents, and why we have parents attend Foundations and Essentials with their students. This is why we have tutors rather than teachers in the Challenge program. This is why we host free parent training events around the country every summer through our Parent Practicums.
However, all of this is only possible because of the very great freedoms we enjoy in our country. It is often easy for us to take these freedoms for granted. In 2012, Classical Conversations sponsored the first Global Home Education Conference in Germany. We spent a week meeting with families from around the world who do not have the freedom to educate their children at home in the manner they would choose. It was eye-opening to say the least.
As we start a new year, please do several things. First, say prayers of gratitude for the freedoms that we enjoy. Second, pray for the families around the world who are not free. Finally, consider supporting efforts to protect parental rights.
My friend and colleague Mike Farris has been working for years to protect parental rights. Check out his website, parentalrights.org, and learn more about this important initiative, and be sure to read Mike’s article “Defend Our Country by Defending Parents.”