Back when our local, “very good” public school failed to serve my second-grader academically, I sought God’s counsel. What should I do, God? Shall I continue to support a failing system simply because it’s what I grew up with, all because I felt inadequate or just plain lazy?
Sam Sorbo is the host of The Sam Sorbo Show and the co-writer and producer of “Let There Be Light” ( LTBL dvd is in stores February 27th!). She is a home schooling advocate and the author of two books: "They’re YOUR Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate" and “Teach from Love.”
August 8, 2018, 4:34 PM EDT
January 19, 2018, 2:04 PM EST
Years ago, a friend – we’ll call him "Mike" – received a phone call from an old girlfriend – we’ll call her "Kate" – who asked him to accompany her to the abortion clinic. She was in a bad way, fearing the worst from the life that was growing inside her womb. She was single, and otherwise responsible, but somehow her birth control had failed her. Now she found herself with child. She had a job, friends, a whole life ahead of her to think about, and a baby being thrust into that mix was inconceivable to her.
October 18, 2017, 9:44 AM EDT
One teacher sent home a letter to parents after the first month on preschool, and it went viral. You can read much of it here. The letter complains about the young three- and four-year-olds (and one student wasn't even three yet) being unable or unwilling to sit quietly and color, then takes a dig at working parents, insinuating that they are too caught up in work to spend time teaching their children to obey rules and act unselfishly. It did sound like there were tremendous hurdles to overcome with these unruly toddlers. In fact, it sounded like the classroom was mayhem, with thirty or more out-of-control, fighting, temper-tantrumming little children who missed their naps.