Standing for Students and the Future of Education with David Hall
Notes from the Producer
David Hall shares the story of his courageous stand for freedom – and for his students – in a Washington State public school. David talks about his decision and the transformation he's experienced since.
He offers his inside perspective on the limitations of the public school system, the recent explosion of alternatives, and how freedom-loving Americans need to change their approach to elementary education altogether if their children are going to have a free America to call home.
David Talks About
How Covid measures played out in the public schools of Washington state.
The moment of decision for David, when he decided to act according to his conscience, instead of letting it be violated again and again.
The school’s discriminatory action and suppression of David’s free speech rights, and his decision to fight back.
The district’s legal loss and desperate attempts to salvage the situation.
The joy and freedom that David has experienced since speaking out, and his future plans.
The risks of participating in public education for parents wanting to raise freedom-oriented, ethical, and responsible children.
The erosion of standards in public education: in David’s home state of Washington, only 48% of public school graduates achieve proficiency in English, and 32% achieve proficiency in math.
Alternatives to public school.
A data-driven perspective on the perceived financial barriers to private education.
How to keep hold of freedom for the next generation.
Katie's Favorite Quotes
“I said, this must be the moment - the blood ran out of my face, my mouth went dry, heart started beating, and I knew what I had to do."
"You don't realize the low-grade stress that people are having every day by suppressing the truth in their own heart and their own mind, and you don't even know it's there until it's gone...I slept very well that night knowing that I had done what's right, come what may."
“You can resolve to live your life with integrity. Let your credo be this: Let the lie come into the world, let it even triumph. But not through me.”
Step 1: Take some time to think about the last time you were too fearful or stressed to voice your opinion. Ask yourself what it would look like to act courageously the next time you find yourself in a similar situation.
Step 2: Read Alexandr Solzhenitsyn. Don’t let the lie come into the world through you!
Step 3: If you want your kids to grow up valuing your beliefs about faith and freedom, consider alternatives to standard public education - charter school, private school, homeschool, and the online and cooperative resources for home-based education.
Thanks for checking out today’s show. I hope David’s story inspires and encourages you!
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