Category: Education

Coddling College Campuses and a Crippled Culture

Written by Dr. Everett Piper

Summer is over. School has started. Students from coast to coast have returned to their college campuses, and the nation waits with bated breath as to what will happen next.

Will the self-absorbed snowflake insanity persist? Will you continue to hear cries of “you offended me” and “trigger warnings” in the halls of the academy? Will the demands for “safe spaces” continue to trump the study of science? Will the fixation on “micro-aggressions” continue to be more important than teaching morality?… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Part Two of Our Conversation With Pastor Lindstrom

Written by David E. Smith

To start off September, this edition of Spotlight features part two of Monte Larrick and David Smith’s conversation with Pastor Calvin Lindstrom. The gentlemen stress the need to prioritize Christian education and explore various ways parents can implement faith-based education for their children. Pastor Lindstrom also details the important distinctives, advantages and opportunities of an academically-sound and biblically-solid education.

After the break the discussion turns to the recent, spectacular collapse – due to either moral failure of falling away from the faith – of several high-profile Christian leaders.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: How Regressive Legislation Forms Cultural Norms

Written by Benjamin Smith

In this week’s Spotlight, Pastor Calvin Lindstrom sits down with Dave Smith and Monte Larrick to discuss the distorted message and disastrous impact of the growing weed wave that is flooding the nation and the incestuous relationship between our elected officials (and their family members) and Big Marijuana. They also offer information about the “opt-out” option for counties and detail how you can encourage your local officials to opt-out of retail marijuana establishments in your area.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Sandy Rios Interviews Laurie Higgins

Written by David E. Smith

With public schools soon to be in session all over the state of Illinois, this conversation between Sandy Rios, host of Sandy Rios In the Morning on American Family Radio, and IFI’s cultural affairs writer, Laurie Higgins, is especially timely.

Higgins and Rios discuss the “assault and propaganda” that public schools unleash on their captive and impressionable student audience. They also consider the genesis of the “trans juggernaut” and delve into the unholy alliance between the National Education Association and the most radical elements of the Democratic Party.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Not Living Perpetually on Government Entitlements

Produced by Benjamin Smith

This edition of Spotlight features Monte Larrick’s interview with Latasha Fields at the recent CURE Chicago Summit for Solutions II. Mrs. Fields shares her testimony – rising above the poverty of her childhood in Baton Rouge, LA, taking personal responsibility for her choices, embracing hard work, pursuing education, and ultimately, placing her faith in Jesus – a testimony she also shared in June with the U.S. House Budget Committee.

Larrick and Fields discuss the Democratic Party’s decades-old tactics that continue to perpetuate poverty and dependence in black communities, the importance of voter education at the local level, and the value of individual moral responsibility.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: John Stonestreet Addresses Our Response to Cultural Craziness

Written by David E. Smith

On this edition of Spotlight, we revisit the 2019 Illinois Christian Home Educators conference in Bourbonnais for Monte Larrick’s interview with John Stonestreet, well-known author, public speaker, voice of BreakPoint, and president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He and Christian apologist Brett Kunkle recently wrote the highly acclaimed book titled, “A Practical Guide to Culture.”

Stonestreet discusses reasons to homeschool and the responsibility and role of parents and the Church in home education.… Continue Reading

SPOTLIGHT: Always Late to the Party

Written by Benjamin Smith

The 2019 Illinois Christian Home Educators Family Conference (ICHE) in Bourbonnais was the setting for Monte Larrick’s recent interview with ICHE executive director, Kirk Smith. At the start, Smith details the reasons for a new venue and new focus – the importance of the family unit – for the conference.

The conversation moves on to the problem of government overstepping their jurisdiction in public, private, and home education and the imperative for families and the Church to proactively engage in the culture wars.… Continue Reading

California Public High School Bans MAGA Hats

Written by Laurie Higgins

A spokesperson for the Clovis Unified School District in Fresno, California recently rationalized the decision of Clovis North High School to prohibit students from wearing MAGA hats to school, implying that the hats would be “distracting.” Translated: The school fears obnoxious leftist high school students will respond obnoxiously to the presence of peers wearing MAGA hats.

Everyone knows that conservative kids are far less likely to respond obnoxiously to, for example, Obama paraphernalia, therefore, such paraphernalia would not be a distraction, and, therefore, it would not be prohibited.… Continue Reading

District U-46 Attorney Affirms Right of Men Who Pretend to Be Women to Supervise Girls’ Locker Rooms

Written by Laurie Higgins

Everyone should listen to three segments of the most recent school board meeting in the continually controversial District U-46. These segments offer a picture of the type of collision between wisdom and foolishness that should be taking place in every government school right now. The wise and courageous heroes in this collision are school board member Jeanette Ward and community member Ina Silva-Sobolewski. The fools include the relentlessly sanctimonious and indignant Veronica Noland and her ideological ally Melissa Owens as well as appointed board member John Devereux, board president Donna Smith, the district’s chief legal counsel Miguel Rodriguez, and staff attorney Luis Rodriguez (no relation to chief legal counsel).… Continue Reading

Miseducated or Stupid?

Written by Walter E. Williams

A recent Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation survey found that 51 percent of American millennials would rather live in a socialist or communist country than in a capitalist country. Only 42 percent prefer the latter. Twenty-five percent of millennials who know who Vladimir Lenin was view him favorably. Lenin was the first premier of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Half of millennials have never heard of Communist Mao Zedong, who ruled China from 1949 to 1959 and was responsible for the deaths of 45 million Chinese people.… Continue Reading