Amid endless debates about what schools shouldn’t be teaching, a generation of kids are leaving school unable to read, write, calculate, and critically think. We’ve lost sight of what schools should be offering in the classroom. With budgets stretched thin, we simply don’t have time or resources for revisionist histories, gender ideologies and critical race theories. Instead, it’s time for a refresher course on what schools should be teaching our children.
Schools need to build on a solid foundation: Christian-inspired principles of charity, love for all, and respect for self and others. The greatest lesson schools can impart to our students is that they are more capable than they realize. The goal is for students to be provided with the means to excel beyond their instructors and leave school with the means to prosper throughout life.