Dr. Shanon Brooks is giving us the chance to attend ReValue America right here in Utah. His free class was a few weeks ago, and then the real study begins. Our first class can be attended on Friday, July 30 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. For more details, contact us here. Don’t wait. This is an excellent opportunity to be mentored in the classics.
Once you have attended the free class it is time to get busy and start the real work of changing our country. This 18 month course, called The Foundations of Liberty, will take you step by step through classics, we have discussions, and even simulations. This is the best way for a busy adult to get in the kind of education that will make a difference in our country.
and A Thomas Jefferson Education. Next we dive head first into The Roots of American Order. We can only put 50 people in these classes, so please sign up now. You will be expected to read and participate in class, but this will be one of the best educational settings you’ve ever encountered.
Many people familiar with The STAR Forum know that I am a huge fan of the Cycles of History. Here is a quick look at the Tytler Cycle in a video.
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Our education system in America must change. We continue to tax the people to school our children in a broken, progressive, socialistic system. I love education, and I love all the children in this great country, but an unsustainable system that is not producing the results we need in our country must end, and a new system emerge, or more accurately re-emerge.
I recently attended a wonderful event called ReValue America. This class was taught by Dr. Shanon Brooks of Face to Face with Greatness, and hosted by Chad & Christy Watterson. Because I have known Dr. Brooks for some time, the information was not unfamiliar but reminded me of the path I must take in order to put the values, the culture, the Americanism back into the heart of our country. And it begins with a different type of education for the whole family.
We school our children in literacy and skills. We want them to have good jobs. But we have killed their creativity. We have thwarted the genius that all children have within, by saying they must have these skills, or those skills, without any core values, without a sense of the virtues that keep our country headed the right direction. Throwing good money after a bad system will not fix our problems. (School Equalization is just a bad bandage to a bleeding artery, that pulls at the heart-strings, but is not the solution.) Money does not make children’s test scores increase. It has been proven that our rate of return for our dollar is not very high, especially in areas like Detroit, but even in Utah we are only seeing about a 67% ROI. (67 out of 100 children graduate) So what happened? Are the teachers that horrible, are the classes that under-funded? No. We have lost our culture over the last 80 years in America, and we must get our culture back. Attending this class and implementing a new way of thinking and a new lifestyle of education will be the greatest impact on liberty. I call upon 9.12 groups, tea party groups, and all other liberty-loving groups to schedule this event. If we are going to be the ones that bring liberty back to our country, we better understand more than just the founders writings, but what the founders were reading for a decade before they became founders. We will need an understanding much richer than anything we have received to date.
The Fourth Turning is upon us, and our time is limited. In order to have the type of impact on our society that great leaders of the past have had on their time, we must be educated in human nature, forms of government, family and society. We must have public virtue being exemplified in our society again, and being taught to our children. We must understand what it takes and begin getting a liberal arts education. (Don’t worry, that will not make you a liberal in political terms.) I discussed this on capitol hill at the Tax Day Tea Party Rally.
I don’t have the answers, but I know that together we can find the answers, if we are educated. We have an amazing group of people who have created a strong coalition with Utah Rising, but our efforts must not be lost by focusing only in the political arena. Glenn Beck has it right when he discusses the 9 Principles and 12 Values. We must focus on bringing that type of thinking back into the forefront of our country.
If you live in the Utah area, and you are interested in attending one of these classes, I ask that you send us an email, so we can keep you on a list until our class is put on the schedule.
I have had this video for a while, but I thought it appropriate with this article. Enjoy.