A total of 15 states currently require children of kindergarten age to attend school – an idea that is controversial enough among many parents.
One state, though, may take that a step further and give the state head of public education authority to create schools for children birth through 4. It’s an offensive and radical idea, and it’s the topic of this week’s edition of Off The Grid Radio, as we talk to J. Michael Smith, the president of the Home School Legal Defense Association.
The bill in question resides in the Nevada legislature and would allow the Superintendent of Public Instruction to “coordinate educational programs for children from birth through prekindergarten.” It would be voluntary at first, but Smith says that may not last long.
- Why the bill is being proposed.
- How public education for children at an early age harms them behaviorally, psychologically and even physically.
- Whether he sees a trend nationally for similar bills.
- How proposals at the federal level could impact parents with young children.
Believe it or not, the Nevada bill isn’t the first such proposal in America. A few years ago, a major U.S. city considered a bill that would have required children as young as 3 to attend school.
No doubt, we’re witnessing a battle of worldviews. Listen as Smith tells us not only why we should be outraged but what we can do to push back!