COVID’s effect on education opens new doors for America’s conservatives. More parents than ever before are taking time to reflect on what they can do to get personally involved in their children’s education. At Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, we are striving to provide guidance to parents as they think about their next step, whether that be public schooling, private schooling, homeschooling, or some combination thereof. If you’re thinking about pulling your children out of the public school system, here are a few things you should know.
The task of making educational choices for your children may seem daunting, but you are the one best equipped to make the decisions about your children’s education. Teachers’ unions have spent decades pushing the false narrative that education is “best left to the professionals.” Nothing could be further from the truth. No one cares about your children more than you do.
Also, you have more resources available to you and to your children than at any other time in history. The internet isn’t just for distance learning. It also opens doors for a host of other online educational resources for children and teenagers at any level. You can learn about different teaching styles, different curricula, and different groups of like-minded parents in your area.
Perhaps one of the most important things to remember when making educational choices for your children is to give them a solid foundation in reading. If your youngsters learn how to read properly from a young age, there is nothing they cannot accomplish. Always make sure they are learning to read with the phonics method rather than the whole word or look say method. Your children should be taught the different sounds made by different letters so they can “sound out” words they don’t know.
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles continues to distribute Phyllis’s landmark curricula for teaching children how to read with phonics, which she called her First Reader for young learners and Turbo Reader for older learners and to improve reading skills. Both are complete phonics programs within one book, including teaching lesson plans. Phyllis knew that creating lifelong learners means equipping children with the tools they need to grow with every new word they come across. Only phonics can give children these tools. And only you can make the right educational choices for your family.
Phyllis created the First Reader for young first time learners, to be taught by “one older person who cares a lot about that child.” It has user friendly instructions for the teacher and child, and is reusable for more students.
The First Reader Workbook is an optional consumable workbook to help the student in learning to print words.
Phyllis wrote Turbo Reader to be more interesting for older learners, from 4th grade to adult. It is not consumable, so can be reused for other learners. Phyllis wrote in the Foreword, “Turbo Reader is a complete package in a book to teach yourself or another person how to read the English language.”
Contact us and request Phyllis’s user friendly First Reading Test to give to your child, that any child who has finished first grade should ace.