The American Founders worked to establish our system of public education for a singular end: to prepare Americans for the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Today, we have a responsibility to empower families with quality education options that nurture our communities and strengthen our Nation.
We also have a responsibility to educate our next generation about the ideals and values that make our country great. America’s Founding Fathers recognized that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” Sadly, liberal academics and demagogues are challenging this self-evident proposition by embracing identity politics, division, and submission. Instead of dividing our country by teaching an alternative version of our country’s story, our Nation’s schools should affirm and celebrate America.
To accomplish these goals, we must fight for the advancement of educational opportunity for all American families. This means putting parents and students – not bureaucrats, unions, or politicians – in charge of educating our Nation’s next generation. We also must challenge progressive policies by standing against curriculum that includes patently dishonest and activist-driven information about the U.S. and our founding.
Additionally, we must give every parent the right to see all curriculum materials, and encourage schools to teach basic skills that prepare students for life as adults.
By focusing on these areas, we can help restore our public education system so it provides more choice, prepares students for lives as productive citizens, and instills our next generation with a full understanding of America’s values and heritage.
Give Parents Control by Allowing Them to Select the School Their Child Attends
Give Every Parent the Right to See All Curriculum Materials in Every Class Their Child Attends
Encourage Schools to Teach Basic Skills that Prepare Students for Life as an Adult