The best reason not to home-school your children

The best reason not to home-school your children

by Jon Rappoport

April 30, 2017

After conducting a multi-center, phase-3, double-blind, placebo controlled, independently reviewed study, encompassing 39 countries, various undersea kingdoms, and the moon, I’ve concluded that the best reason parents shouldn’t home-school their children is:

They can’t.

They can’t, because the public education they received was so wan and thin and bereft of substance, they’re unfit to teach.

For those parents who did receive a decent education, and who can handle the schedule, home schooling is a rational decision.

At minimum, it removes them and their kids from a system designed to impart values, values that should be taught at home.

Sex. Politics. Mental health. Vaccination. Gender. Contraception. Abortion. Diversity. These are a few issues schools now consider “public.” Schools become society’s parents. It takes a village. Their kind of village. They run it. They own it. “For the children.”

Put a bright parent and his/her children in a room, and who knows how quickly learning can take place? What schools try to impart in a year, in standard course work, might be accomplished in a month.

Plus, the commitment to educating one’s children to be as smart, sharp, independent, strong, free, responsible, and creative as possible revolutionizes the whole idea of what a family can be.

Of course not all parents are up to it. But those who are need not wait around and believe that catering to the lowest common denominator of society is a moral position worth taking.

There are home-schooling challenges. One of the deepest occurs at the intersection of fostering independence in a child vs. the parent imparting his own values to that child. There is no manual or system for solving this situation. It is ongoing. Working it out is part of working out the whole relationship within a family.

It’s called life.

The so-called “progressive agenda” is unrelenting. It is aimed at programming new citizens for a Globalist world. Everyone is tolerant, everyone is equal, everyone is dependent, everyone gives in to the Super State.

Against that, cultivating the emergence of a child’s unique and independent interests, desires, and talents is a genuine North Star. No matter which way civilization heads, this is vital.

The individual can never be eradicated. But why promote the deflated and purposeless individual? Why not work to bring forward his power, through actual, not fake education?

Thomas Jefferson’s central idea in promoting public education was: teaching students how to be citizens in Republic. A Republic equals severely limited federal government and individual freedom. Jefferson’s premise, of course, has been turned on its head. Now public education entails teaching students to fit into a nation/planet of centralized power coalesced at the top.

That reversal doesn’t happen by accident. It was planned and spread as a form of mind control.

It aims to destroy forever the axioms of a Republic.

Parents are the best line of defense.

“Why is it that millions of children who are pushouts or dropouts amount to business as usual in the public schools, while one family educating a child at home becomes a major threat to universal public education and the survival of democracy?” (Professor Stephen Arons. Compelling Belief: The Culture of American Schooling)

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

37 comments on “The best reason not to home-school your children

  1. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    Thank you, Jon, for another excellent report on the conquest of this once-great nation by the globalist (UN’s) Agenda 21.

    We desperately need independent verification of the Atlanta Constitution’s news report on 3 OCT 1946 that Stalin’s troops captured Japan’s atomic bomb production plant at Konan, Korea in AUG 1945.

    If true, Stalin controlled the world’s remaining inventory of atomic bombs when nations and national academies of sciences were united under the UN on 24 OCT 1945 to hide the source of energy in atomic bombs from the public.

  2. the Well-Red Mage says:

    I was homeschooled and self-taught in several areas. I definitely plan on homeschooling my two kids or at least doing that while mixing in some other forms of education. Freedom.

  3. Born Villain says:

    I fully agree that public schooling is inadequate at best and faux patriotic globalist brainwashing at worst (usually the later), however, the success of homeschooling presupposes a good set of parents. We can blame young people all we want, but the reality is there are far too many abusive, neglectful and downright sadistic parents out there to minimize the federal government’s oversight. My parents, who subjected me to physical, sexual & emotional abuse from infancy are a case in point. That’s why I am a proponent of the schooling & child rearing model of Bertrand Russel, which is a communal, shared parenting approach using 3-6 families working together. That way, if one set of parents are abusive, the others can step in. Until that comes about, I can’t ever support deregulation of education, healthcare or anything else.

    • Terri says:

      Sorry to hear your parents were abusive. Insisting on a totalitarian government is wrong and will not solve anything. Most abusive parents send their kids to public schools and nothing is done about it.
      America is a Constitutional Republic and what you are promoting is unconstitutional illegal and unlawful.

      Why do so many not know how to care about themselves or others and become abusive? Because of the very police/nanny state you seek to impose thru the public school system, in which the state becomes parent. This is not natural, hence humans have become completely unnatural vicious creatures who are self destructive..

      To make humans less responsible and therefore answerable to outside “authority” is the root of the problem you seek to prevent with more of the same “authority”??? Jon’s program on logic would probably help you figure out why that could not and never will work.

      If you read about Cathy O’Bryan’s experience, you will see that public school did not help her at all, nor did any of the other agencies who were involved.

  4. Mrs. Siler says:

    Great read! I homeschool my daughter.

  5. Society is awakening to the fact that communism has secretly taken control of our governments worldwide. Here’s how it happened:

    1. Stalin captured Japan’s atomic bombs at Konan, Korea, captured and held the entire crew of an American B-29 bomber for negotiations in late August 1945.

    2. Two months later, nations and national academies of sciences were united under the UN on 24 Oct 1945to hide the source of energy in atomic bombs from the public.

    3. This simple logical error was used hide the source of energy in atomic bombs from the public and take control of the world:

    4. Our right to enjoy a joyful life of continuous discovery was thus blocked by consensus models of reality.”

  6. Insectman says:

    I am a retired teacher and unequivocally proclaim that there is no hope for America as long as Christians and conservatives allow our children to be indoctrinated in the pagan (a.k.a. “public”) schools. See specifics at

  7. Larry says:

    Back in the Dark Ages as a third-grader in Sister Baptist’s class, our first order of business each morning was to write down on a piece of paper ten words she’d written on the chalk board. Next we opened our dictionaries, tracked down each word, and copied EVERYTHING that defined that word: its pronunciation, tenses, how a word might be used in a sentence, different meanings for the word, and finally different the word’s origins: middle English, old French, ancient Latin, and on and on.

    This went on for several months. At the start this practice felt like an exercise in futility – by the third grade most kids are quite conversant in their native language so really what was the point? However around the third month or so I had an epiphany of sorts: I was looking at the derivation of some word or other and its origins were buried in Old Latin. “Wait a minute!” I said to myself. “If this word can be traced to Old Latin, who came before them?”

    Logic had reared its demanding head and mankind’s past had opened up like a mysterious chasm waiting to be plumbed. What had begun as a rather boring, repetitive and routine morning practice had suddenly morphed into a voyage of discovery …that feeling has never left me.

  8. Vernon Devine says:

    I am hesitant about home schooling because I believe the social activity in schools is a positive thing for social development. I believe it was constructive for me.

    • Terri says:

      There is no social activity in schools. This is a common myth and an outright lie that does not pan out in reality. Forcing children to be around only children of their own age and not allowed a choice at who they or anyone else can become is not positive. Bullying is a common thing and it is not okay for this to take place. Subjecting your child to such an environment is abuse and negligence in the name of conformity.

      Taking your child out in the world and conversing and interacting with all different kinds and ages of people is real social activity. Participating in real life activities and choosing what you do on a daily basis is how you develop in a positive manner.

      Public school is a contrived artificial environment that only has the goal of forcing obedience, and more and more useless lies on lost brainless humans. There is nothing natural about public school and this is obvious when you look at how dysfunctional society has become.

      You obviously have no idea what home schooling is or how/why it works.
      Try reading John Taylor Gatto or go to

      • siddiebowtie says:

        Terri, thankyou. I hated school. This idea of it being “socially healthy ” is BS. All i can remember of school is wondering why kids were so mean to other kids, and why they had to form little cliques and “gangs”. I talked to everybody; treated everyone with respect; took every person i met at face value, and because of this, i never neatly “fit in” anywhere. l refused to be part of a “club”. So i was “weird”. How f*cked up is that?! Because i wanted to show respect, acceptance of diversity and empathy, i ended up being an outcast! Of course, i see now that i was merely mature for my age, and you are SO spot on when you point out that limiting a child to “social” activity with ONLY other kids their exact age is such an unnecessary and divisive limitation.

        My own kid is much more confident and social than i am, and that is why i thought i’d give her the opportunity to experience public school before i made up my mind. Y’know; i didn’t want to impose my personal biases upon her. But you know what? Although she seemed happy enough for the first few years, now, she’s asking me about home schooling. She comes home with the most frustrating stories of the pettiness of the teachers, the immaturity of some of the kids, and the futility of some of the so called “lessons”.

        I’ve had enough. By age 5, my kid could read well, and was building “black holes” in the sand pit ( she would explain to other kids: “THIS is the outer event horizon; This is the INNER event horizon, and THiS is…the singularity!” ❤ ) , and making music. And that was BEFORE school started. It was due to ME teaching her; taking cues from her and the questions she'd ask about the world/universe; her natural interests. She was also introduced to a variety of interesting people from ALL ages and walks of life, who would impart their wisdom, and share new perspectives. This is not something that happens often in institutionalised education.

        The danger i see in mainstream "education" is the fact that it hugely understimates and limits a child's potential. It seems to be about getting kids to parrot back rote "information" – ie, an exercise in blind obedience and memorising skills- rather than encouraging the curiosity necessary to make their OWN unique discoveries about the world. And with politicains doing everything in their power to cut funding to The Arts and Humanities, i have very little faith in the current school system to provide my child with adequate opportunites to cultivate her curiosity, imagination, innovation, and personal potential.

        I've considered home schooling before, and lately, as i mentioned, my kid has been wondering about it herself. Reading your comment ( as well as all the other amazing things i've read recently about the benefits of home schooling) I'm pretty certain now that I'm ready to do this.

        Sending gratitude and well wishes!

        • siddiebowtie says:

          P.s “Subjecting your child to such an environment is abuse and negligence in the name of conformity.” THIS. Oh my god, this. I have voiced such opinions to people, and the general consensus seems to be: “oh, that’s just the way it is”. I am absolutely fed up with this sort of apathy! Things are “the way they are” because people don’t have the guts to question the status quo! It’s just such a lazy mentality, and it only serves to perpetuate everything that’s wrong with this world! Change starts at home. On a micro level. To make this happen is not hard! It just requires that we begin giving a shit.

    • truth1 says:

      Social skills? Activity? You mean the teasing, tormenting, ostracism, making fun of what you wears, say, think, feel? do? We must be in different universes. Can’t you associate outside school? I did did. Every kid I know did. Sounds suspicious.

    • Ellis Mann says:

      My experience is just the opposite. There is no bullying or peer pressure; neither of which is positive for social development. Kids influencing kids is not positive for social development. In my mind with the radical teachers. political correctness and lousy curriculum, social development takes a huge backseat. All my sons friends hated public school and were over at our house first thing after school. My sons are the clear leaders in all social situations involving their peers.The “what about their social life” is a myth and a question that cowardly parents (not you) pose as their main excuse. Even stupid parents own a computer which is the gateway to a world of info and the main teacher.

    • Tom says:

      If your hesitant, part of you may already agree that homeschooling is beneficial. But the part of you that is “obedient” is overruling at this moment. I would encourage you to read more about “unschooling” and its benefits. Dont get sucked into ridiculous curriculum and social activity – these are myths – other studies have revealed opposite of these lies. Children are amazing little people who deserve more support and love and sending them for someone else to “educate” is blasphemy to the whole experience of having a child. Children are our responsibility and not the states. The state and government should be no where near our children.

  9. Ha! Nice hook – had me all concerned there for a moment. You’re correct – a public school education can be rather sparse. Worse, it can kill a kid’s love of learning. Which is why I’m happy we’re homeschooling – despite the buckets of pond water on my counter (raising salamanders at the moment.)

  10. artemisix says:

    the self educated are out of the loop i guess. As long as there are public libraries people that wish to can educate themselves., Encyclopedias, the harvard classics, only NOW you can take classes at harvard and yale online for free, as long as you do not want credits for them…..Curiosity is crucial. Do we all REALLY need someone to else to TEACH us? I don’t buy it.

    • Terri says:

      Good point, how many people can honestly say real learning only occurs in school, and can actually recall such memories and examples?

      Real learning actually occurs as a personal experience, not thru coercion. It is as natural as breathing for children to learn, and they do, all the time, so long as this zest for life is not destroyed by such things as public school.

  11. truth1 says:

    I urge one very big careful caution. There a big move being made out there to make parents accountable for what they teach and that the government dictates what must be taught or not. Disobey and you lose your kids. 1st up, teach you kids to lie about what they learn. Make it clear it is only for them till they become 18. Some school districts are already checking in with home school parents 2 to 3 times a year. Some only once a year.

    This is what happens when parents allow governments to claim they know more and better than parents. Parents are the exclusive owners of their children, to teach as they please. There should not be any argument about this, but its long past the argument phase. Soon your kids will be grilled in school for what you say and teach.Fail and you lose your kids, They end up in foster care to become sexually trafficked to elites and their pals. Its already happening all over the UK every day.Welcome to the brave new world, boys and girls!

    I say, stop having kids. lets let this damn thing die a quick death. The only way to kill this evil is to cause it to no longer have any breeding going on. That or serve God if you believe in Him. I do..2 choices and two only!

  12. Jon,

    That was fantastic. I came to the reading platform with preconceptions and was floored by the original way you handled your mission. That is superlative “outside the box” delivery.

    My latest on Ozzie Thinker proffers the same basic quest and, though content isn’t even mildly topical, I think the way I have dealt with content is as original as you have. Here’s an excerpt to see what you think:

    “…..Easter is a Christian religious festival, so to commercialise it in any way would be to insult God. Do our supermarkets give away spiced buns or chocolate eggs said to represent the mock crucifixion and rebirth of Jesus? Other than everything seems to be “on sale” to sell these days, I saw no “giveaways” over the holiday. If Easter meant anything it seemed to represent only profit and loss. It also seemed to represent maintaining an illogical heathen fantasy that ridicules prosperity. Moreover the real Jesus would be horrified by what Christianity has become. Foul blabbermouths crusade bitterly on behalf of hollow, cynical virtues that are there only to enshrine order for order’s sake. They do not uphold the ethos of Jesus; that deliberate open hearted discovery tour and rite to passage.

    No, Christianity succumbed to vile attack from the enemies beginning with the Nicolaitans partnering Constantine tyranny. But serious scholars know plans were well underway much earlier. I continue to argue Mark or Marcus, compiler of the synoptic gospel, was really a Roman aristocrat. His argument that Jesus was a part mortal Son of God satisfies all contemporary Roman ideals. If Jesus ministry, in deference to traditional dates, logically and provably (by analysis of journeying timelines) mapped the Jerusalem siege period (66-69AD), then far from there being an extended aural period (irrational in every sense), the Roman version of the life of Jesus was hot off the press right after they won the battle over Jerusalem.

    The only unsatisfied enigma is as to why Disciple Peter was needed as star witness. The capture and imprisonment of what I originally believed to be one of Jesus’ chief bodyguards coincided with the collapse of Jerusalem. Given Peter’s prominence as a de facto priest in Mark’s “Acts of the Apostles”, clearly there is more to this picture than meets the eye. Thus, recently, I concluded that Peter’s association with Jesus (the figurehead) was more metaphorical than factual. Instead, he was one of the key Gnostics inside Jerusalem at the time of the siege while Jesus was journeying on the outside. Perhaps Peter’s sleeping at the time of Jesus’ capture represented the miscalculation of a Roman breach and attack of the city which ultimately ended the rebellion….”


  13. Terri says:
    Why Our Coercive System of Schooling Should Topple
    by Peter Gray
    Here are four reasons why Self-Directed Education will replace forced schooling….

    • siddiebowtie says:

      I would “.like” this if i could, but this site doesn’t seem to offer that option! But belioeve me, i was fistpumping like nobody’s business when i read that I (and i’m not even finished reading it yet, tbh).
      “A century ago we came to the conclusion that full-time child labor was child abuse, so we outlawed it; but now school is the equivalent of full-time child labor.” That about sums it up for me.

      • siddiebowtie says:

        ugh- please forgive all the typos; half of the letters of my computer keyboard have long rubbed off ( sorely need a new one), and i’ve had a glass of wine….not a great combination!

  14. Lori says:

    The parents that can’t truly homeschool their kids are the ones that look you in the eye and say, “I could never do that.” They can’t do it because they’ve already decided that they can’t. Some simply don’t want to. I used to tell people if you have a library card and the internet, you can homeschool. Now, a library card isn’t even necessary. If a parents really want to homeschool their kids, they’ll do what it takes and find a way. Parents can learn with their kids if they have to.

  15. Bruce says:

    I believe in home schooling for those who can. That said, it would appear grandparents and parents of these “to be” home schooled children are the same people refusing to stand up to their mind numbingly ignorant, short-sighted, order-following school board members establishing these mis-education agendas. Teachers are guilty of the same cowardice. Highly doubtful they will do better on their own after refusing to defend and protect their children’s futures within current de-education systems.

  16. Get together with other parents in your neighbourhood and support each other. It is perfectly possible, but hard work. But sooooo worth it!

    • siddiebowtie says:

      Yes! I feel that i could more authentically connect with my local community doing this than say, volunteering for a school fundraiser where they sell junk food :/ I’m currently considering finally making the change to homeschooling after many years of secretly feeling that it’s a more healthy option for children. I will have to make some sacrifices of course, but whu have kids if you’re not willing to do this? They are young for such a short time, and the effort we put in as parents while the kids still ARE young reap benefits that will continue for the remainder of their lives.

  17. brackenkaren says:

    Parents do not need to be well educated themselves to home school. All they need is the desire as parents to give their kids the best chance at remaining free thinking individuals and the public school system is not about that anymore. It is all about changing attitudes, values, beliefs and behaviors. It is all about TRAINING not educating human capital for the planned global economy. There are many great programs for kids. I plan to use one myself because I am not capable of actually teaching my kids algebra, Latin etc. Freedom Project Academy is my choice and the choice of a growing number of parents. No Common Core, No data collection, they take no federal or state funds, teacher led, Christian, classical education. Dr. Duke Pesta and Mark Black started FPA to offer an alternative to the progressive education reform that no longer offers true education to our kids. if interested. It is also very affordable. And they also offer scholarships. Donations are always appreciated. But do not think if you cannot homes school if you are not an educator or if you don’t feel you can actually educate your kids (really they generally do better when left to their own devices anyhow) there are alternatives but you must be VERY careful about the alternatives too. Many make promises they cannot keep. Many are aligned with Common Core (especially those FREE programs) and collect data on your kids. Getting your kids out of the system is the best gift you can give your children at this point. Education has been stolen.

  18. mudpilewood says:

    I guess I take the side of schooling at a school. But, and this is a big but, there is still a lot of gaps to be filled in by parents at home. Manners, logical thinking, commonsense are all learned from watching and listening how your mum and dad behave. Along with extra activities such as gardening, painting (walls, gates, ) maintenance of bicycles, and house all of these activities are being lost to generations here in Ireland as parents dodge the responsibility bullet by passing their kids on to sports groups who fill in hours. I have learned this from years of volunteering as a coach/committee member in various sports/athletic groups and noticed that a babysitting service is now what these clubs have become. I often tried to entice the parents to take part, help in the clubs various volunteering roles and have given up volunteering myself because of the dreadful attitude we are developing in Ireland. And it all comes back to learning by example. So I guess you could say I believe everyone as a parent has a responsibility to provide a means to give a child an education in school and out of school.

  19. Caspar says:

    I am a 10 year old kid and I am home schooled by my mum (she used to teach in high schools) and I do not agree on this post. From my personal experience home schooling has made me grow even more than being in school (i was in school) I have started my blog that I write on every day and I love being home schooled even though it is hard some times!

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