Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal gave a speech at a National Review summit meeting on the future of conservatism.
It got some media coverage, but Cal Thomas zeroed in on a key segment of the speech. This got no media coverage. Thomas wrote:
If Republicans want to do something about the future, they should back a growing movement to pull children out of underperforming public schools where often their views, values, understanding of history and even faith are undermined. Home-schooling is an option.
The public school system, seemingly a “hot house” for growing new generations of secular liberals, is a failure on many levels. It makes no sense to me to put one’s children in a school system that will likely transform their minds and souls into something quite different from those of their parents. Private school is also an option. Many of them offer scholarships to children whose parents can’t afford tuition. A solid education is the first step out of poverty.
This is as good a piece of advice as any governor has provided in the last 20 years.
The exodus is continuing. Parents are pulling their children out.
Jindal is correct: home schooling is a very good option. The average American can afford it. Mothers are capable of teaching their children. There is a growing supply of home school curriculum materials.