Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~ Nelson Mandela
Read that statement again and let it marinate.
We tend to think of education as reading, writing, and arithmetic, but education is much more than that. Education influences a child’s worldview, and the subjects taught solidify that worldview as they make discoveries.
The more we understand this, the more we realize how crucial home education is. In Luke 6:40, Jesus says, “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.” Jesus points out the importance of choosing our mentors, disciplers, and teachers wisely. Because once we are fully taught (graduated), we reflect the one who taught us. That means education is far more than just reading, writing, and arithmetic. It’s morals, ethics, beliefs, and behaviors.
As we see in the news, parents question things taught in the public-school classroom, and the public schools have been pushing back. As the discontent between parents and administrators grows, it’s no wonder that homeschooling is becoming the new education choice of parents around the nation. With more and more parents withdrawing their children from the public school system, we anticipate that home education will receive more of our federal government’s attention. This is a growing concern for homeschooling families in Oklahoma. While we are the freest state in the union when it comes to educating our children with no state regulations hindering our homeschooling freedom, we could lose that privilege within one legislative year. We cannot become complacent because we’ve enjoyed our freedom for numerous generations.
Homeschool Oklahoma is passionate about protecting the freedom to homeschool in Oklahoma, but we are stronger when you are involved. In February 2022, Homeschool Oklahoma will host Capitol Day once again. This opportunity for Oklahoma’s homeschooling families to come to the state capitol allows them to visit with legislators and thank them for protecting our homeschooling freedom. In years past, we watched families put smiles on the faces of legislators as they gave them homemade cookies or thank you cards. Hopefully, things will return to normal and allow us to do the familiar things that families enjoyed in years past! So please watch your inbox and our social media for more information about Capitol Day, and plan a fun and educational day with your family. As the new year approaches, more information will be available to help plan your day!