IEW clearly cares about kids. But it is equally clear that they care about those kids' teachers too.
I know this sounds like a paid ad or something, but I simply cannot say enough good things about this program
It's really a shame how the public schools are herding their students through the system just to be a clone that will follow the pre-set plan for their lives-a worker that doesn't think for themselves. And they aren't even doing a good job at that, as we hear employers complain that graduates don't even have the basic skills.
Your material is sorely needed for the homeschool community so that Biblically-grounded young adults can re-claim the culture for Christ. It would be nice if the public schools would listen to you too, but we'll just have to dream about that one for now.
I believe one of the most important lessons we teach our kids, alongside the "how to think" and the godly character, is being willing to do things differently--even from others who are doing things differently-to hear His voice and follow your specific calling/passion despite the possibility of failure or ridicule. No true leader makes changes in his world without that willingness and courage. Your materials will enable many more to put feet to the raising of leaders.
Lynn F (Parent)
Thank you for your resources, etc., I really appreciate what you're doing. As it turns out we share more than a last name! We share a vision to raise our children to be Christian leaders. We want our children to think not only critically but Biblicaly. Our motivation comes from applying the "make disciples" (2 Timothy 2:2 / Matthew 28:18-20) mindset to raising our children. We also share a common favorites book list. I have read many of your "books to read aloud" to our kids. One or two chapters a night. Right now we are reading Hero Tales (not on your list though you may have read it).
Anyway, I wanted to tell you I appreciate what you are doing. I'm glad there are others out there casting the vision of parents taking the responsibility to *educate* their children (dads, especially need this) not just letting someone else *school* them.
Grace to you,