Liberty Index – an AFA Education Initiative
The American Freedom Alliance is launching our Liberty Index initiative, an important element in the fight against the anti-American mayhem
Look around you. Look at the mayhem being perpetrated on our cities and towns. Look at the violence towards our law enforcement, our statues, our history.
Look at the hatred of America and the breathtaking ignorance that underlies this hate.
We’re living in near-Revolutionary times where organizations are seeking, literally, to undermine practically everything about the country. As President Trump put it on July 3 at Mt. Rushmore, “This left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution. In so doing they would destroy the very civilization that rescued billions from poverty, disease, violence, and hunger, and that lifted humanity to new heights of achievement, discovery, and progress. To make this possible, they are determined to tear down every statue, symbol, and memory of our national heritage.they are seeking a Revolution to overturn the Revolution that gave birth to this, the most free and most prosperous nation on Earth.”
And why is it that these people are so stunningly ignorant that they feel hate rather than the most profound gratitude to be living here?
Because our education system has taught them so.
For decades, our schools have been centers of indoctrination rather than education, as part of the left’s Long March through the Institutions. And among the worst of it? They are teaching hatred of America, of Western Civilization, of the greatness of the giants on whose shoulders we stand. And that’s even before the criminally propagandistic and dishonest Project 1619 that’s newly being inserted into our school curricula. Don’t get me started.
Their warping of our history has taught shame of America rather than pride in this exceptional nation, and this in turn is what’s predicating the destruction of our cities that we’re seeing day in, day out. But it’s not only history that has been twisted to their purposes. Math, science, literature, all have been hijacked by the Left, and the continued emphasis on undermining a Judeo-Christian value system while indoctrinating even young children with hyper-sex-ed, identity destruction and overall groupthink is also doing untold damage to today’s kids.
After AFA’s conference on the left’s Long March through the Institutions last May, we decided to address how damaged our schools have become; the riots, though, really unleashed the catastrophic consequences of this damage, both in terms of destroying our cities but also revealing the hatred, anger and shame that we know are harmful to our kids’ well-being.
So, what is our plan?
We will assess K-12 schools – public as well as private – according to a “Liberty Index” that we will create, and this assessment will be a resource for parents, teachers and communities by providing guidance regarding schools’ viewpoints and values. In addition, we will be making a repository for liberty-based, values-based reporting on K-12 schools.
We are taking a two-step approach to creating a comprehensive resource for parents and the community at large to help them find a school that will support their ideological and educational intentions for their children.
The end goal is to create a website that will have a “liberty index” scoring system, anecdotes, links to videos and articles relating to schools, and other mechanisms to support parents’ efforts to find exceptional schools in the morass of a constantly-declining array of public AND private schools. It will be a combination of rigorous assessment, with supporting narrative and reporting, and a repository of school-related articles in the media.
Prior to that, though, as our first step we will create a list of “best” schools seen through a lens of liberty, and another list of “worst” schools. We will first start with high schools, then broaden our scope to younger grades. This list will be a first cut at assessment and will in itself be a useful tool for parents, and for us as we develop our liberty index criteria. It will also help us create a nation-wide network of organizations, parents, educators, institutions and foundations interested in shining a light on the damage that the left is doing to our children, and committed to taking important and unified steps to improving the K-12 academic morass that we have today.
To generate this list, we are asking educators and you, our AFA community, for your input. Click this link for a form you can use to give us your choices of best and worst schools and why you chose them. All inputs will remain confidential and will be reviewed and vetted. Or click here for a form you can fill out on your computer.
To help create our Liberty Index and do the assessment, we will be convening a panel of educators as an independent review board; announcements will be made regarding this panel as members are selected.
We all know how destructive so many of our schools are, but we also know of some which are truly excellent. And while we often hear of parents opting to homeschool, there are families for whom that is just not an option. So please help us help them, and help us help teachers find schools where they will feel free to teach rather than indoctrinate, to be proud of America and our heritage, and to not be forced into crowing Leftist propaganda at every turn.
Help us create a Liberty Index for assessing schools, and be part of addressing some of the mayhem we’re living through now and bringing a real education to our kids.